Carnegie Mellon University

Kosovo and Serbia Diplomacy: The Road Ahead

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. EST on Zoom.
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Join us for a conversation with IPS Senior Fellow and former US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and IPS Postdoctoral Fellow Professor Dan Silverman.

About Richard Grenell

Richard Grenell joined the Institute for Politics and Strategy in July 2020. In his role as Senior Fellow, he will develop projects concentrating on the new Europe and the global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality.

Prior to joining IPS, Grenell served as Ambassador to Germany, Presidential Envoy for Kosovo-Serbia, and Acting Director of National Intelligence. In that role, which he held from February to May 2020, Grenell oversaw the seventeen agencies in the intelligence community, and served as the principal advisor to the president and the National Security Council on intelligence matters. During his short tenure, Grenell dramatically reformed the Office of the DNI, moving it toward an agency that coordinates intelligence rather than functioning as a competing body. 

As US Ambassador to Germany from May 2018 until May 2020, Grenell pressed Germany to increase its defense budget to meet NATO guidelines and worked to ensure the security of shared intelligence as the nation fielded bids for 5G mobile-Internet infrastructure.  

About Daniel Silverman

Daniel is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the dynamics of violent conflict, especially in the Middle East and wider Islamic world. He is particularly interested in the psychological factors – including the biases and misperceptions – that drive conflicts, and how they can be mitigated or leveraged to promote peace. 

To date, his research is published or forthcoming in journals like International Organization, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Before arriving at CMU, he received his Ph.D. in political science at the Ohio State University and his B.A. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. More detailed information is available on his website.