Daniel Kurtz-Phelan was a fellow with New America's International Security program. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a Senior Adviser to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. From 2010 to 2012, Kurtz-Phelan advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a member of her policy planning staff. He has also been a speechwriter for Secretary Clinton and a senior editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. He is a graduate of Yale University.