Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder

Advisory Board

Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder serves on the Advisory Board for Workstorm and is a leading expert and commentator on international affairs, geopolitics, and geoeconomics. He served as the the US Ambassador to NATO under President Barack Obama, on the US National Security Council under President Bill Clinton, and is currently the chief executive officer of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Ambassador Daalder was a senior advisor on nonproliferation policy to Senator Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign and served as the National Security Council and nonproliferation lead on the Obama-Biden transition team. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council and served as a member on OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons on the future of European Security as a Common Project. He has worked at leading think tanks around the world, including the Brookings Institution and Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, and the International Institute on Strategic Studies in London.

Ambassador Daalder is a widely published author of more than a dozen books on American foreign policy, European security, national security affairs and policy making. His most recent book, with James M. Lindsay, is The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership (2018).

He is frequent commentator on television and radio on current events and has written for the leading newspapers around the world. He writes the bi-monthly “From Across the Pond” commentary for Politico Europe, and his weekly podcast, “World Review with Ivo Daalder,” features leading journalists from around the world to discuss the week’s affairs.

Ivo Daalder was educated at the University of Kent, Georgetown University and the University of Oxford before receiving his doctorate in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an honorary Doctor of Civil Law from the University of Kent. He was born in the Hague, the Netherlands and is married to Elisa D. Harris. They live in Chicago, have two sons, and a dog.