Arturo Sarujan was Mexico’s ambassador to the United States. He currently works at the Brookings Institute. He is a visiting professor at the University of Southern California.

Sarukhan was born in Mexico City. Arthur Sarukhanyan’s paternal grandmother survived the genocide against the Armenians by fleeing to Greece and then to Venice, where she met Sarukhanyan’s grandfather. Arturo is Armenian on his father’s side, and Spanish and Catalan on his mother’s side.

Appointed ambassador by President Felipe Calderon, Sarukhan was the head of Mexican diplomacy to his country’s neighbor and largest trading partner. He was also the first ambassador in Washington to become a Twitter user.