Ambassador Miriam Sapiro has worked successfully with governments and international organizations around the world to address complex national security, foreign policy, economic, humanitarian, and development challenges. She has served in senior roles in the U.S. government, including at the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and in the private sector and NGO community. Upon confirmation by the Senate, Ambassador Sapiro was deputy and then acting U.S. trade representative, leading negotiations and enforcement to improve U.S. competitiveness, secure labor and environmental rights, and advance innovation. She also served on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Her government experience includes working in the White House at the NSC as special assistant to the president and counselor for Southeast European stabilization and reconstruction and as director of European affairs. She began her career at the State Department as an international lawyer before joining the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. In that role, she helped negotiate the Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia. Ambassador Sapiro is on the board of directors of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and has served as the inaugural Polis distinguished fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, the CEO and president of the NGO alliance InterAction, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa. She received her BA from Williams College and JD from the NYU School of Law and was a Rotary fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.