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Samantha Vinograd

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Global Opportunity Advisors

Bio Current as of November 30, 2020

Ms. Vinograd is a CNN National Security Analyst, a Senior Advisor at the Biden Institute and the co-founder of Global Opportunity Advisors.  She began her career under President Bush as the Deputy U.S. Treasury Attaché to Iraq and subsequently served on President Obama’s National Security Council as 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.

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

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

She 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.