Dr. Daniel Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as Executive Director of the American Consortium for EU Studies, designated by the European Commission as the EU Center of Excellence Washington, DC. Dr. Hamilton is the Coordinator of the “Enabling Technologies Coalition,” an international grouping of scholars, businesses, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, initiated by Microsoft, that promotes research on the potential for enabling technologies to facilitate economic growth in the areas of health; low-carbon economy; education; and governance. This research is generating new knowledge for scholars and applied sectoral models of direct relevance for business, government policymakers and other opinion leaders. Dr. Hamilton leads international policy work for the Johns Hopkins-led National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER), named as one of 5 U.S. National Centers of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.