Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs. She oversees the Council’s well-known annual survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy and has authored and co-authored many of the analyses based on that work. She also directs the Council’s collaboration with Russian, Mexican, Canadian, Australian, and East Asian research organizations. Smeltz has published commentary on public opinion and international issues in The Washington PostForeign AffairsPOLITICORealClearWorldForeign Policy, and the Council’s survey blog (Running Numbers). As the director of research in the Middle East and South Asia division (2001-2007) and analyst/director of the European division (1992-2004) in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US State Department’s Office of Research, Smeltz conducted over a hundred surveys in these regions and regularly briefed senior government officials on key research findings.