Conference Call: National Security Expert Jake Sullivan on Global Leadership

America’s trading partners are negotiating regional and bilateral agreements without us, making it harder for American companies to export competitively. Tourism to the U.S. is down, entrepreneurs are building their businesses in other countries, and colleges are losing out on the tuition dollars from international students who help keep costs down for local students. Experts say America’s foreign policy is to blame.

Jake Sullivan, Co-Chair of National Security Action joined us to discuss how American leadership affects our national and economic security and what business leaders can do to encourage open markets, create jobs at home, and promote American innovation and industry.

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Jake Sullivan served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was the Senior Policy Adviser on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.  Previously, he served as deputy policy director on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and a member of the debate preparation team for Barack Obama’s general election campaign. Sullivan also previously served as a senior policy adviser and chief counsel to Senator Amy Klobuchar from his home state of Minnesota, worked as an associate for Faegre & Benson LLP, and taught at the University of St. Thomas Law School. He clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sullivan holds undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and a master’s degree from Oxford.