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Laura Rosenberger

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

 Senior Director for China and Taiwan, National Security Council

Full Biography

Laura Rosenberger serves as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for China and Taiwan on the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House. Rosenberger was most recently the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States. Prior to that, she was foreign policy advisor for Hillary for America. Rosenberger previously served for over a decade in a range of positions at the State Department and the NSC. As chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and earlier as then-Deputy National Security Advisor Blinken’s senior advisor, she counseled on the full range of national security policy. In her role at the NSC, she also managed the interagency Deputies Committee, the U.S. government’s senior-level interagency decision-making forum on our country’s most pressing national security issues. Rosenberger also has extensive background in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly Northeast Asia. She served as NSC director for China and Korea, managing and coordinating U.S. policy on China and the Korean Peninsula, and in a variety of positions focused on the Asia-Pacific region at the Department of State, including managing U.S.–China relations and addressing North Korea’s nuclear programs. She also served as special assistant to Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns, advising him on Asia-Pacific affairs and on nonproliferation and arms control issues. Rosenberger first joined the State Department as a presidential management fellow.