- National Security
- U.S. Current Events
- Crisis Management
- U.S. Foreign Policy
Audience & Industry
- The Finance Industry
- The Professional Services Industry
After working at the highest levels of public and private sectors, Samantha Vinograd has a unique perspective on the national security issues to pay attention to, and why. Whether on air or off, she communicates which complex issues each of us should care about, and what we can do to affect change.
Currently CNN National Security Analyst and a Senior Advisor at the Biden Institute, Vinograd has spent her career analyzing and communicating complex national security and global economic policy issues. She started her career deployed to Iraq and later worked in the UAE and Saudi Arabia for the U.S. Department of the Treasury - an experience that gave her first-hand experiences with global economic policy and counter-terrorism.
Later at the White House, she was entrusted to prioritize national security issues for the National Security Advisor, develop deep subject matter knowledge including national security, energy, and international economics, while maintaining networks at the most senior levels within the U.S. government and around the world. Her private sector experience includes being the co-founder of Global Opportunity Advisors, as well as previous stints at Goldman Sachs and as the Public Policy Lead at Stripe, an online payment processing company.
In addition to speaking to diverse audiences on national security and economic policy, Vinograd – the daughter of a Holocaust survivor -- also devotes her time to speaking about combating antisemitism around the world.
Why Book Samantha Vinograd
Building on her extensive background in national security and global business, Samantha Vinograd has a unique ability to identify the national security and economic policy issues affecting every organization. Her ability to communicate complexity clearly -- and distilling the key takeaways for audiences – make her uniquely suited to keynote your event.
Samantha Vinograd's Speech Topics
Election Insecurity - The New Normal: Cyber-security, Misinformation, and More
With Americans heading to the polls, election insecurity is becoming the new normal. Whether it's foreign actors or U.S. politics spreading misinformation, it’s important to understand the threat landscape and why election interference will have reverberations for generations to come.
The Threats We’re Not Talking About, But We Should
It’s hard to know what matters each day as the endless stream of breaking news continues unabated. While we’re overloaded with clickbait, we can’t lose sight of the big picture -- the major threats that don’t make it into your inbox. Vinograd breaks down the major items that citizens and businesses alike should pay attention to.
Business and Policy: What’s Moving Markets Today, Tomorrow and Longer Term
From coronavirus (COVID-19) to climate change to standoffs in various parts of the world, national security issues are moving markets. Global developments - as well as movements in commodities and in domestic politics - need to be understood so that businesses can better position themselves to make informed decisions. Vinograd gives audiences insights that help them make key decisions in the best interest of their organization.