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Samantha Vinograd

Global Public Policy Lead, Stripe

Ms. Vinograd is a CNN National Security Analyst and a Senior Advisor at the Biden Institute.  She began her career in Iraq working for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and subsequently served on President Obama’s National Security Council in several roles including Director for Iraq, Director for International Economics, and Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor.  She joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 where her work focused on building public – private sector partnerships across a broad range of policy and business issues, and she later led Global Public Policy at Stripe. Ms. Vinograd was a featured speaker at the Aspen Security Forum and was recently named a Newsweek “Woman of the Future.”

She is deeply engaged in social impact work and serves as an advisor to the US Fund for UNICEF. She also regularly engages with students across the country and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Public Policy Institute. She was named a David E. Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

She writes a weekly column on cnn.com (the Presidential Weekly Briefing) and has published in several outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Daily Beast, USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Politico, and Marie Claire.

Ms. Vinograd is fluent in French and studied advanced Arabic and Hebrew. She received her B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.