Dana Bauer is a valuable resource for The Livingston Group, with more than 30 years of experience working on Turkey and the surrounding region. She serves on the board of directors and as President of the American Iraqi Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She also served for 13 years in the Defense Intelligence Agency as a political-military analyst on Greece, Turkey and Cyprus affairs, where she helped shape US defense policy toward Turkey and the Aegean region.
In 1986, Ms. Bauer was assigned to the US Defense Attaché Office in Ankara, Turkey, where she provided analytical support to the six American defense attaches. As a result of her vast experience in the Aegean and Caucasus region, she was assigned as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Europe at the National Intelligence Council, an in-house think tank at the Central Intelligence Agency. In that position, she directly supported the Director of Central Intelligence in high-level interagency meetings on Turkey and regional issues for more than four years.
In 1997, she was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Southern Europe at the State Department. There, she continued to help formulate US policy toward Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. Following her government service, Ms. Bauer continues to lecture at the State Department’s National Foreign Affairs Training Center in the Advanced Turkey Studies Program.