Dan Mahaffee coordinates CSPC’s policy priorities and research, as well as relations with the 32-member Board of Trustees. He is responsible for CSPC’s work on its long-term national strategy program, Vision 2020, and national security, and develops op-eds, essays, and presentations regarding CSPC policy programs. He has previously worked on CSPC’s programs Strengthening America’s Future (2009-2010), Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan (2009-2010), and the CSPC track-two diplomacy visit to Damascus, Syria (2009). He is also the CSPC Corporate Secretary.
He is currently enrolled in the Georgetown Center for Security Studies Master’s Degree program, and he graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government with an emphasis on international relations and security studies, with minors in Mandarin Chinese and History. He also studied at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China, where he conducted advanced language studies and research on U.S.-China-Taiwan trilateral relations. As a 2008-2009 CSPC Presidential Fellow, he examined and compared the ratification efforts of the Versailles and North Atlantic Treaties. Dan previously served as an intern for Representative Mark Kirk (IL-10).
His work has been published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the CSPC Fellows Review. He has also contributed to articles on the Bloomberg and Xinhua Wire Services, and appeared on Dunay News (Pakistan) and France 24 TV.