Publication Date: December 3, 2015
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sandy Berger, former national security advisor to President Bill Clinton. Our hearts go out to his wife, Susan, and his children.

“Sandy was a good friend to World Learning and a champion of creating a more peaceful world,“ said Donald Steinberg, president and CEO of World Learning, who worked with Berger in the Clinton administration. “Sandy was also a personal friend, and I will remember him always as a brilliant, insightful and steady voice of reason throughout many trying times. This country has lost a true hero.”

Berger first served as Clinton’s foreign policy advisor during his campaign for president. He then became deputy national security advisor and later served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from 1997 to 2001. During his time in the Clinton White House, he advised the president on foreign policy matters including free trade expansions with China, the NATO bombing campaign in Kosovo, al Qaeda embassy bombings, and peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Following his time in the White House, Berger founded Stonebridge International, a global strategy and business advisory firm. The firm later merged to become Albright Stonebridge in 2009, which Berger ran with former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez.