Daniel Schwammenthal, an authority on European affairs, is director of AJC’s Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the city that is home to the Council of the European Union, this AJC institute seeks to foster relationships between the EU, the U.S. and Israel. Schwammenthal, a native of Germany, completed his undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Aachen, and earned an M.A. in international relations and international communications from Boston University, and a Master of Law (European law and policy) from the University of Manchester. He was a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Bonn, Berlin and Brussels, and in 2004 became an editorial-page writer and op-ed editor for Wall Street Journal Europe. He assumed the directorship of the Transatlantic Institute in 2011.