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Daniel H. Katz

Daniel H. Katz

Nonresident Scholar
Office Phone: (713) 348-4683


Daniel H. Katz, Ph.D. is a nonresident scholar for the Baker Institute China Studies Program and a senior geopolitical risk analyst for a global company. Katz's current research focuses on defense diplomacy and is the subject of a forthcoming book.

Katz previously worked at the U.S. Department of State, the Center for a New American Security, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies–Asia. He has written extensively on global security issues and U.S.-China relations. Katz is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He holds a Ph.D. in strategic studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, a double master of science degree in international affairs from Peking University and the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in international studies and classics (Latin) from Yale University.