|Ambassador Soderberg is an author, public commentator, and national security expert. She is currently President of Connect US Fund in Washington, DC and a Visiting Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Public Service Program at the University of North Florida. She also is President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions, an international consulting firm.
From 2001-2005, she served as Vice President for Multilateral Affairs of the International Crisis Group in New York, a non-profit conflict prevention organization. She served in the White House as the third-ranked official on the National Security Council (1993-1996) and as Alternate Representative to the United Nations (1997-2001), with the rank of Ambassador. Prior to joining the Administration, she served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. She has been active in national politics over the last twenty years, serving in a variety of positions on the campaigns of the Democratic nominee for President.
Her second book, The Prosperity Agenda: What The World Wants From America — and What We Need In Return, was published in July 2008. Her first book, The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might, was published in March 2005. In August 2008, she was elected as Precinct Committeewoman, Duval County Democratic Executive Committee, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a member of the Platform Committee for the 2008 Democratic National Convention and serves as the chair of Florida’s National Security Network.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the advisory board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and the Stanley Foundation. She is on the board of the Jacksonville World Affairs Council. She speaks and publishes regularly in leading newspapers and journals on national security policy. She is a frequent commentator on national and international television and radio.
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