Ambassador (ret.) Robert C. O’Brien is co-founder and chairman of American Global Strategies LLC. He was the 27th United States national security advisor from 2019 – 2021. Ambassador O’Brien served as the president’s principal advisor all aspects of American foreign policy and national security affairs. During Ambassador O’Brien’s time as national security advisor, the United States orchestrated the historic Abraham Accords in the Middle East, brokered economic normalization between Serbia and Kosovo, achieved significant defense spending increases among our NATO allies and increased cooperation with America’s allies across the Indo-Pacific. Prior to serving as NSA, O’Brien was the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs with the personal rank of ambassador. He was directly involved in the return of over 25 detainees and hostages to the United States. Ambassador O’Brien previously served as co-chairman of the US Department of State Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan under both Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton. Ambassador O’Brien is partner emeritus at Larson LLP in Los Angeles, a nationally recognized litigation boutique that he co-founded in 2016. Over his career, he has served as counsel and arbitrator in dozens of international proceedings. Ambassador O’Brien holds a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law. He received his BA in political science, cum laude, from UCLA.