Andy Rabens

Director for Global Engagement and Multilateral Diplomacy @ National Security Council

Andy Rabens is the Special Advisor to the Vice President for International Economics and Global Partnerships, where he coordinates policy priorities at the intersection of international economics and national security, creates and implements public-private partnerships, assists with multilateral diplomacy efforts, and shapes engagement with key global audiences through public diplomacy.

He is the former Director for Global Engagement and Multilateral Diplomacy at the White House in the National Security Council. He also previously served as the Director for Global Economic Engagement at the White House in the National Economic Council. While in those roles, Andy helped lead U.S. Government engagement with and negotiations at the G7; the G20; and APEC – three key multilateral vehicles for engaging with allies, partners, and competitors to tackle pressing global challenges. He served as the U.S. Government’s G7 and G20 Acting Sous-Sherpa in 2021 and 2022 while also focusing on issues at the intersection of diplomacy, multilateral affairs, international economics, and global engagement. Andy is a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State where he has worked in a variety of roles. He most recently served from 2014-2019 as the U.S. Department of State’s Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues where he led efforts to coordinate and amplify youth policy while representing the U.S. around the globe.

He also previously served at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and the Bureau of African Affairs in addition to details at a number of overseas U.S. Embassies/Consulates. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State in 2008 as a Presidential Management Fellow, Andy worked for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, DC and for the Rt. Honorable Ed Miliband in the UK Parliament. Andy graduated from Harvard University and holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.