Nancy Soderberg | A New Global Compact

The United States may be the world’s sole superpower, but that doesn’t mean it can turn its back on less developed countries. “We must recognize,” argues Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, “that solving the world’s challenges is not social work, but rather essential to our own national security and prosperity.” In this TEDxJacksonville talk, Ambassador Soderberg discusses the imperative of forming a new global compact.

Ambassador Soderberg is a foreign policy expert, author, professor, and international business consultant. With over thirty years of experience in foreign policy, she has served in the White House, at the United Nations, in the United States Senate, and on four presidential campaigns.

Ms. Soderberg has a deep understanding of policy-making and negotiations at the highest levels of government and the United Nations. She has promoted democracy and conflict resolution worldwide. Ms. Soderberg advised the president on policies toward China, Japan, Russia, Angola, the Balkans, Haiti, as well as on a variety of conflicts in Africa. She achieved international recognition for her efforts to promote peace in Northern Ireland.

Ms. Soderberg is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of N. Florida in Jacksonville, FL and President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions, an international consulting firm. She is a regular commentator on national and international television and radio. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the advisory board of the Jacksonville World Affairs Council, and as a Non-Resident Senior Fellows at the Enough Project.