Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is an international strategic consultant based in Washington, and the former Mexican Ambassador to the US (2007-13). A Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at USC’s Annenberg Public Diplomacy School, he’s a digital diplomacy pioneer, using social media as a tool for diplomatic engagement and outreach. He writes a weekly column for Mexico’s El Universal, as well as oped’s in US media. A Foreign Service officer, he received the rank of Career Ambassador in 2006. He served in Mexico’s Foreign Ministry as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, Chief of Policy Planning and Consul-General to New York, among other positions. In 2006, he joined the campaign of Felipe Calderón as Foreign Policy Advisor and International Spokesperson, and led the foreign policy transition team. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México and an M.A. in U.S. Foreign Policy from SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. He’s received numerous decorations, awards and honorary degrees in recognition of his diplomatic achievements. He sits on several non-profit and corporate boards, and was included in Monocle magazine’s List of Global Leaders and the 300 Most Influential Mexican Leaders for five consecutive years.