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Ambassador Susan Rice

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08 Thu Nov 2018

Ambassador Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan Rice

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre, Second Floor
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco

As the US midterm elections play out in early November, politics will be paramount, but no matter which candidates win seats in Congress, national security policy should be distinguishable from party politics, according to Dr. Susan Rice. Please join Jane Wales and World Affairs for a conversation focused on US foreign policy objectives and ways to advance our national security interests with President Obama's National Security Advisor and former US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice is currently Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the School of International Service, American University, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is also a Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times.

Previously, Ambassador Rice served President Barack Obama as National Security Advisor and US 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 of approximately 400 defense, diplomatic, intelligence and development experts. She chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee, 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, including all diplomatic, intelligence, homeland security and military efforts.

As US Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama's Cabinet (2009-2013) to which she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Rice worked to advance US interests, defend universal values, strengthen the world's security and prosperity, and promote respect for human rights. In a world of 21st Century threats that pay no heed to borders, Ambassador Rice helped rebuild an effective basis for international cooperation that strengthened the United States’ ability to achieve its foreign policy objectives and made the American people safer.

This event is made possible through a generous grant from the Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation in the name of Richard and Judith Guggenhime, and brings world-renowned experts to the Bay Area.

SPEAKER:
Susan Elizabeth Rice
Former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the UN

MODERATOR:
Jane Wales
CEO, World Affairs and Global Philanthropy Forum; Vice President, The Aspen Institute

Presented by World Affairs, an independent, non-partisan forum for exploring issues and opportunities that transcend borders. By convening over 150 programs World Affairs engages thought leaders, change makers and citizens to share ideas, learn from each other and engage in conversations of public concern on global issues. Through these and other programs, in addition to on-air and on-line multi-media offerings, World Affairs provides the public and the community which it serves, with the knowledge and networks they need to be better informed in their choices and actions that relate to global issues and international affairs.