Aspen Strategy Group

Samuel R. Berger

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Aspen Strategy Group


Samuel R. Berger is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, and is actively involved across the firm’s engagements and regions, with a strong focus on Asia, Russia and Central Asia, and the Middle East. Drawing on experiences at the highest levels of government and in the private sector, Mr. Berger helps clients successfully navigate emerging economies and beyond. Mr. Berger has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. From 1997-2001, he served as National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton. Previously, he served as Deputy National Security Advisor during President Clinton’s first term; as director of national security for the 1992 Clinton-Gore Transition; and as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Governor Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign. Prior to his service in the Clinton Administration, Mr. Berger spent 16 years in the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he headed the firm’s international group. Mr. Berger is an active participant the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials' Dialogue," Aspen Strategy Group and the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue and serves on the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Doha Center. He is also a member of the International Crisis Group Board of Trustees, and, the Board of Directors of World Food Program U.S., Chairman of Advisory Board of National Security Network, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Co-Chair Senior Working Group on Middle East, USIP. Mr. Berger received a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.