Ambassador Brooke D. Anderson

Date: 04/01/2010 Description: Ambassador Brooke D. Anderson © UN Image

Brooke D. Anderson
United States Ambassador and Alternate
Representative for Special Political Affairs

Ambassador Brooke D. Anderson was sworn in as Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs on April 1, 2010.  She focuses on UN Security Council matters, including UN peacekeeping missions and nonproliferation. 

Anderson brings more than 20 years experience working in the public policy arena – as a Senior Director at the White House National Security Council and in senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, in the U.S. Congress and in the nonprofit and private sector. 

Anderson previously was Chief of Staff and Counselor to Ambassador Susan E. Rice. Prior to joining the United States Mission to the United Nations, Anderson served as Chief National Security Spokesperson and Policy Advisor for the Obama-Biden Transition.  She was also member of the White House National Security Council Transition Team, advising on the National Security Council structure and policy agenda. 

Anderson previously worked at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and was co-director of the Nuclear Security Project, which is led by former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn.  Anderson graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.   She was an intern at the United Nations in 1986.