Daniel Speckhard


Daniel Speckhard is president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief. A former U.S. ambassador to Greece and Belarus, with a history of government service under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Speckhard has also served as deputy assistant secretary general at NATO and deputy chief of mission in Iraq, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior advisor to Palantir Technologies.

Latest Articles

An ounce of prevention
26 Feb 2015

Lutheran World Relief names the countries and regions at risk of food crises in 2015. To prevent such crises, it's critical to establish safety net systems, strengthen local economies and respond earlier through early warnings of future disasters, argued LWR chief Daniel Speckhard in this exclusive commentary.

28 Jul 2014

What approaches to development need to be strengthened to remove the underlying hardship of food security that often leads to conflict? A guest commentary for Feeding Development by Daniel Speckhard, President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief.