Director, Millennium Leadership Program
Daniel Bennett is the director of the Millennium Leadership Program (MLP), the Atlantic Council’s flagship center for identifying and engaging the next generation of global leaders. Building on a fifty-year tradition of future leaders programming at the Council, MLP sets the gold standard for this work in the policy sector.
As director, Daniel manages the Millennium Fellowship, MLP’s flagship initiative, and oversees the center’s global network of fellows and agenda of programming, which spans over fifty countries and the full range of substantive work at the Atlantic Council. His responsibilities include leading the center’s development efforts, recruiting fellows, curating program themes and content, and designing unique experiences across a wide range of mediums from private events and major conferences to digital media and reality television. Additionally, Daniel also manages the Council’s veterans program, Take Point, which resides within MLP.
Prior to the Atlantic Council, Daniel worked in Cairo, Egypt coordinating youth outreach and advocacy programs and live broadcast debates. He studied international relations at Tufts University and Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Daniel grew up in Northern Virginia and Africa, where he spent thirteen years living in six different countries.