Aspen Strategy Group

Samuel R. Berger

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Aspen Strategy Group


Samuel R. Berger is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. In addition to his work across nearly all of the firm’s engagements and regions, he is currently co-chairing two projects related to international security: one on the Middle East Peace Process with the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Task Force on Pakistan and Afghanistan with the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Mr. Berger served as National Security Advisor to President Clinton from 1997 to 2001. He also served as Deputy National Security Advisor during President Clinton’s first term, as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Governor Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign, and as director of national security for the 1992 Clinton-Gore Transition. Prior to his service in the Clinton Administration, Mr. Berger spent 16 years with Hogan & Hartson, where he headed the firm’s international group. He also served as special assistant to former New York City Mayor John Lindsay, legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Harold Hughes and to Congressman Joseph Resnick. Mr. Berger also served as deputy director of the policy planning staff, United States Department of State from 1977 to 1980. He is an active participant in the Aspen Institute’s U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, serves on the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Doha Center, and is on the Board of World Food Program USA. Mr. Berger received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1967 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1971. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.