Marguerite H. Sullivan is director of the Center for International Media Assistance at the NED. She has had extensive experience as a journalist and a communications practitioner both in the U.S. and overseas. She has done extensive communications training worldwide and wrote "A Responsible Press Office: An Insider's Guide," an award-winning book that has been translated into more than two dozen languages. Previously she was executive director of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and before that served as a vice president of a NED institute. She began her professional career as a journalist, working for newspapers in Boston and California before moving to Washington, D.C., where she was a reporter and columnist for Copley News Service and newspapers. She also was executive editor of "The Washington Woman" magazine and served as president of the Washington Press Club. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including "The Washington Post," the "Boston Globe", and "Washingtonian" magazine among others. She has worked in the White House, a federal agency and as a cabinet member for a U.S. governor. Ms. Sullivan was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, has served and chaired several committees affiliated with Stanford University, and serves as a member of the National Council on the Humanities. She holds a bachelor degree in history and a master degree in journalism from Stanford University.