Ziad Haider served as special representative for commercial and business affairs at the U.S. Department of State, leading the Office of Commercial and Business Affairs in promoting U.S. business interests overseas; ensuring that private-sector concerns are integrated into U.S. foreign and economic policy; and advancing global entrepreneurship and intellectual property rights. He previously served as a senior adviser for international economic affairs on the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary of State; a White House fellow in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice; a foreign policy aide in the U.S. Senate; and professional staff on the House Committee on Homeland Security. Mr. Haider was an attorney at White & Case LLP, where he represented clients in investor-state disputes before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and counseled clients on regulatory and national security matters, including U.S. sanctions and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process. His writings on foreign and economic policy have appeared in fora including CNN, CNBC, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, and the Financial Times. Fluent in Urdu and proficient in Mandarin and French, he received his J.D. from Georgetown University, his M.P.A. from Harvard University, his B.A. from Yale University, and he was a Fulbright scholar in Southeast Asia.