Ambassador Nancy Soderberg is president of the Connect U.S. Fund, an organization using grant-making and advocacy to shape U.S. foreign policy. With over twenty years of experience in foreign policy, Amb. Soderberg has served in the United States Senate, in the White House, and at the United Nations. She publishes and speaks regularly on national security policy. Amb. Soderberg has published two books on the topic: The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America and What We Need in Return (2008), co-authored with Brian Katulis, and The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might (2005). She is a regular commentator on national and international television and radio, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Fox, National Public Radio, the Lehrer News Hour, CNN Crossfire, and The Daily Show.
From 1993-97, Ambassador Soderberg served as the third ranking official on the National Security Council, as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1997, President Bill Clinton appointed Soderberg to serve as Alternate Representative to the United Nations as a Presidential Appointee, with the rank of Ambassador, and from 2001-2005, Soderberg ran the New York office of the International Crisis Group as Vice President. She is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.