Ambassador-at-large Daniel Benjamin is the coordinator for counterterrorism at the United States Department of State appointed by Secretary Clinton.
He was a 1983 Marshall Scholar at New College, Oxford where he studied for BA in PPE. He worked as a journalist for Time and the Wall Street Journal. He was a scholar on international security. From 1994 to 1999, he served on the National Security Council. He was a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He wrote a column for Slate Magazine. He was a 2004 Berlin prize fellow by the American Academy in Berlin. From December 2006 to May 2009, he served as the Director for the Center on the United States and Europe, and Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution.
He is currently the US State Department's Coordinator for counter-terrorism, with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large.