Arturo Sarukhan is an international strategic advisor and consultant, and the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. (2007-2013). He is a non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and distinguished visiting scholar at the USC Annenberg Public Diplomacy School. A career diplomat, he received the rank of career ambassador in 2006. He served in the Mexican Foreign Ministry as deputy assistant secretary for inter-american affairs, chief of policy planning, and consul general to New York City, among other positions. In 2006, he joined the Presidential Campaign of Felipe Calderón as foreign policy advisor and international spokesperson. He then led the foreign policy transition team. He was included in the List of Global Leaders of Monocle magazine, and was on the list of the 300 Most Influential Mexican Leaders for five years in a row. He holds a BA in international relations from El Colegio de México and an MA in U.S. foreign policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.