Ira Shapiro is the author of Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?. Ira held senior staff positions in the Senate for 12 years and was General Counsel and ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative during the Clinton administration. His articles on American politics and international trade have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Review, and more. He is currently an international trade consultant at Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, LLC. Ira’s first book, “The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis”, was critically acclaimed.