With over 30 years of experience in foreign policy, former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg has served in the White House, the United Nations, the United States Senate, and on four presidential campaigns. She also has senior-level experience in the nonprofit world. She has a deep understanding of policy-making and negotiations at the highest levels of government and the United Nations. She has promoted democracy and conflict resolution worldwide. Ambassador Soderberg is president and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions, an international consulting firm. She is also the director of the Public Service Leadership Program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She is on the Board of Advisors to the President of the Naval Postgraduate School and Naval War College. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed her as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board, an advisory committee established by Congress to promote public access to U.S. national security decisions, a position she held through 2014. She served on the Board of the Jacksonville Port Authority 2013 to 2015.
Ambassador Soderberg publishes and speaks regularly on national security policy. Her second book, "The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America–and What We Need in Return," written with Brian Katultis, was published in 2008. It argues for American leadership in tackling the world's challenges in exchange for the world assisting us with our threat. Her 2005 book, "The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might," analyzes the use of force and diplomacy over the last decade. She is a regular commentator on national and international television and radio, having appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Fox, National Public Radio, Jim Lehrer's "NewsHour," CNN's "Crossfire," and "The Daily Show." She speaks fluent French. She earned a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University.
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