Susan Rice on Securing America

Date(s) - 06/09/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Susan Rice on Securing America

Chicago Council

Susan Rice, Former United States National Security Advisor; Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In conversation with Ivo H. Daalder.

In a dynamic career on the front lines of the United States’ foreign policy, Susan Rice confronted many of the most complex diplomatic and security challenges of the past quarter century, from the Rwandan genocide and Snowden leaks, to the emergence of ISIS and the Ebola epidemic. Today, these challenges appear to be multiplying and evolving in complexity, while the United States steps back from global leadership. Rice joins the Council to survey America’s place in the world during this pivotal year and to reflect on how her experiences as a mother, scholar, diplomat, and fierce defender of America’s interests and values have shaped her own global outlook.

Copies of Susan Rice’s latest book, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, will be available for purchase and signing from the Book Cellar.



Susan E. Rice served as the president’s national security advisor and US permanent representative to the United Nations under the Obama administration. Rice also served as US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, special assistant to the president, and director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council from 1993–2001. She began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company in Toronto, Canada. Rice currently serves as a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University’s School of International Service, a nonresident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.