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Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman is the Director, Halving Global Violence at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, working on the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies’ Grand Challenge for Inequality and Exclusion.

Previously, Daniel worked on a range of violence prevention and international development efforts with the United States government. This experience included nearly a decade with the Department of State’s Bureau for Conflict and Stabilization Operations, where he helped manage US government efforts to promote peace, prevent conflict, and reduce violence in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

Most recently, Daniel served as Managing Director for External and Government Affairs at the Inter-American Foundation, an independent US government agency that advances grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Daniel additionally served as a Foreign Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate, covering a range of policy issues related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention, as well as a detailee to the United Nations at the International Labour Organization. He has also worked for several non-governmental and educational organizations based in the United States and Latin America.Daniel received a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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