Amb. Susan Rice’s virtual visit was part of Jackson’s Visiting Fellow Discussion Forum series

On October 12, 2020, Jackson Institute hosted 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 expanded on themes addressed in her book, “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For,” including the importance of receiving candid feedback and being willing to admit failure and course-correct. 

Rice responded to audience questions on a variety of topics, including the future of North Korea’s nuclear program, the impact of Chinese and Russian influence on the African continent, civilian-military relationships, and the U.S. response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. 

Rick Levin, past president of Yale and the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Emeritus, moderated the conversation.

More than 300 attendees tuned in to the virtual discussion.