Daniel Russell graduated from Holy Cross College (BA), has law degrees from Leiden University and the University of Louvain, and did postgraduate work at New York University and the Hague Academy of International Law. Mr. Russell began his career as a legislative aide to New Jersey Senator Lesniak. He later served as director of an economic development project for Newark International Airport, following which he became executive director of an NGO regional office. In 1993 he was awarded a Rotary Fellowship to study at Leiden University. Upon completion of his masters’ thesis, he worked on several research projects for the Leiden law faculty, notably in the fields of energy, environmental and air and space law. He continues to work as a legal consultant in the field of aerospace law, and is a guest lecturer and academic advisor in the Leiden U. Master of Air & Space Law programme.
Mr. Russell has also taught at both the bachelors and masters level for the past 16 years at, among other schools, Webster, Nyenrode U./NBS Amsterdam and Hogehotelschool The Hague. He formerly taught the course Creative Business Law for Nyenrode which covered intellectual property rights.