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Daniel Schneider Nondegree Graduate-CAS

JD, University of Wisconsin Law School
MA, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MA, History, London School of Economics
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Before coming to American University, Professor Daniel Schneider served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was also the Department of Justice's Resident Legal Advisor to Russia. He later served as a consultant to the World Bank, the American Bar Association, and other NGOs on issues concerning corruption, the rule of law, governance, and civil society. At SIS, he teaches courses on corruption & development, transnational crime & terrorism, and international relations.


Spring 2021

  • SIS-712 Adv Topic Glbl Govrn Pol & Sec: Transnational Crime/Terrorism

  • SISU-280 Global/Comparative Governance

  • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Corruption and Dirty Money

Fall 2021

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Responding to Atrocities

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Responding to Atrocities

  • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: Transnational Organized Crime

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • "Moldova Anti-Corruption Assessment Report," USAID.   
  • "The Environment for Civic Engagement and the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Ethiopia's Poverty Reduction and Democratization Efforts," The World Bank.



Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Principal Investigator for a 30-month research project funded by the National Institute of Justice, "Evaluating and Improving Law Enforcement Cooperation in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations."

Executive Experience

  • Executive Director, Probitas International