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Past Event

Susan Rice: Policy, Diplomacy and Things Worth Fighting For

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Susan Rice, President Obama’s former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is heralded as one of the most influential foreign policy voices of our time. Having dedicated her career to public service, Rice is now a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University, a senior fellow at Harvard University, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and author of the new book Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For.

With humor and grace, Rice reflects upon the pivotal moments of her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy. With unflinching honesty, Rice navigates her readers through the well-known 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, as well as the untold stories involving a secret channel to Iran and behind-the-scene confrontations with Russia and China. 

A dedicated public servant, join Susan Rice as she invites us to take a look at some of her biggest triumphs and failures, while teaching some important life lessons for all of us who dream of success and aspire to serve.


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Rice photo by Christopher Patey

October 15, 2019

Marines’ Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter St.
San Francisco, 94012
United States

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Susan Rice

Former U.S. National Security Adviser; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Author, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For; Twitter @AmbassadorRice

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In Conversation with Dan Pfeiffer

Co-Host, “Pod Save America”; Author, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump; Twitter @danpfeiffer


5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program