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Jackson Visiting Fellow Discussion Forum | Susan Rice
The Jackson Institute will host a Visiting Fellow Discussion Forum featuring Ambassador Susan Rice, Former National Security Advisor to President Obama and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Ambassador Rice will discuss her book, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For (2019).
Rick Levin, past president of Yale and the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Emeritus, will moderate the conversation.
Ambassador Rice served President Barack Obama as National Security Advisor and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In her role as National Security Advisor from July 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017, Ambassador Rice led the National Security Council Staff and chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee. She provided the President daily national security briefings and was responsible for coordinating the formulation and implementation of all aspects of the Administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence, and military efforts. As U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Rice worked to advance U.S. interests, defend universal values, strengthen the world’s security and prosperity, and promote respect for human rights.
Ambassador Rice served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997 – 2001. In that role, she formulated and implemented U.S. policy towards 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and oversaw the management of 43 U.S. Embassies and more than 5,000 U.S. and Foreign Service national employees.
The event is open to the public, but pre-registration via Zoom is required.