Nancy Soderberg

Senior Resident Director for Kosovo, NDI

Ambassador Nancy. Soderberg has served at the highest levels of government, including in the Senate, White House as the first female Deputy National Security Advisor and as an Ambassador at the United Nations.  She also has vast experience with non-governmental organizations, as a business leader, and in academia.  She speaks and writes regularly on national security issues. She is currently the National Democratic Institute’s Senior Resident Country Director for Kosovo

She served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  President Bill Clinton appointed her as Deputy National Security Advisor and Alternate Representative to the United Nations.  She was appointed by President Obama to serve as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board.  She has also served as President of Connect U.S. Fund, as Vice President of the International Crisis Group, and on the Board of the Jacksonville Port Authority.  She was the Democratic nominee for Florida’ Congressional District 6 in 2018. She has worked on numerous presidential campaigns for the Democratic nominee. Her other experiences include President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions, and Director of the Public Service Leadership Program at the University of North Florida.  

She is a regular commentator on national and international television and radio, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice Chair of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She is the author of numerous books and articles on American foreign policy.  She earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.S. from Georgetown University.