Daniel Buchman hales from Brooklyn, NY, where he was raised by immigrants from the former USSR. He now works as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. Daniel has lived, studied, worked, and conducted research in NGOs and schools on four continents, facilitating intercultural dialogue within and across diverse communities.
Prior to joining the State Department, Daniel interned at the Arab American Institute in Washington, D.C., where he researched hate crime reporting in the United States, and served as a Humanity in Action Pat Cox Fellow at Asylos in Brussels, Belgium, where he helped conduct country of origin information research to substantiate asylum claims. He spent his junior year studying at the University of Jordan on a Boren Scholarship while working at a home for at-risk boys in Amman, where he developed a culturally appropriate bystander intervention workshop to combat gender-based harrasment in the community. He helped found and run a yearly seminar for Russian law students in NYC, mentored and instructed American students abroad in Spain, taught English in rural communities in Taiwan, and researched the effect of Jordanian tribalism on Palestinian communities. In 2018, Daniel spent a summer studying Chinese in Suzhou, China on a Critical Language Scholarship. Daniel has gained advanced proficiency in the six official languages of the UN and hopes to use the insights he gains from those languages to help others navigate intercultural divides and manage conflicts that emerge from those divides.
Daniel holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College. On campus, Daniel was a member of the Middlebury Debate Society, student government, and community judicial board and worked as a First Year Counselor and research assistant in the Economics Department, studying racial and gender disparities in U.S. labor markets.
Updated May 2017
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