Ambassador Miriam Sapiro has more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. government, at the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and in the private sector. Her work spans a range of national and economic security challenges, including trade, export controls, political-military negotiations, conflict resolution, strategic initiatives, investment, and development. She is a managing director at the communications firm Sard Verbinnen, where she co-leads the Washington office and counsels companies and nonprofit organizations on crisis management and international and domestic policy. As deputy and acting U.S. trade representative during the Obama administration, Ambassador Sapiro led negotiations and enforcement with countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. She directed initiatives to improve U.S. industrial competitiveness, secure labor rights, and advance innovation, and served on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Ambassador Sapiro is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Lufthansa Group, the Board of Directors of Project HOPE, the Advisory Board of Asia House, the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes at the World Bank, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent commentator for news outlets, including theNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, NPR, CNBC, and Bloomberg. She received a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and was a Rotary Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.