Sam Vinograd

CNN National Security Analyst & Senior Advisor, Biden Institute

We live in an age of unprecedented global connectivity. Business leaders constantly analyze economic risk when considering overseas investments. But how do you manage the political risk of doing business in an unpredictable world?

Sam Vinograd takes audiences around the world to examine the under-discussed areas of risk that corporations, thought leaders, and investors should be focusing on. From her time as the Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor, Sam has a unique perspective on the challenges posed by climate change, rogue states, or cyberwarfare and how they affect markets. She shares comprehensive views on how the global economy is affected by the international geopolitical environment and how business, investors, and organizations need to respond in order to be successful.

As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Vinograd is keenly aware of the dangers of anti-Semitism in the US and around the world. Drawing on years of experience in foreign service, public policy, and Corporate America, Vinograd gives audiences a comprehensive look at the underlying causes behind the rise in global anti-Semitism, the role social media has played in amplifying it, and how institutions can combat anti-Semitism in the US and abroad.

BIO

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, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Daily Beast, USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Politico, and Marie Claire.

Ms. Vinograd is fluent in French and proficient in 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.

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, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Daily Beast, USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Politico, and Marie Claire.

Ms. Vinograd is fluent in French and proficient in 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.

SPEECH TOPICS

Under the Radar: The Geopolitical Risks You Should Be Thinking About

Combating the Global Resurgence of Anti-Semitism