Ambassador Soderberg serves as NDI’s Senior Resident Director for Kosovo. She joined NDI with three decades of experience promoting democracy in the U.S. Congress, the White House, at the United Nations, and leading non-profit organizations. She also has significant experience supporting U.S. presidential campaigns, working in state and local politics, and running for elected office. She is an expert in conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and advancing the role of women in democracy.
Ambassador Soderberg was appointed in 1995 as the first woman Deputy National Security Advisor and later in 1997 as the Alternate Representative for the United States to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. From 2011 – 2014, she served as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board. She has also served as President of Connect U.S. Fund, a foundation initiative to promote U.S. engagement in national security challenges and as Vice President of the International Crisis Group, a global conflict-prevention organization.
Ambassador Soderberg serves as Vice-Chair of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She ran for Congress for Florida’s 6th Congressional District in 2018. She also teaches at the University of North Florida.
Soderberg earned her Masters of Science in Development Economics from Georgetown’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program and her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University. She is a regular commentator on national and international television and radio as well as the author of several books and numerous articles on American foreign policy. She speaks English and French.