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Ambassador Susan Rice will recall pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy in a moderated discussion. Rice, the National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is known for revealing her surprising story with unflinching candor.

Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice was taught early how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few.  She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation’s youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors.

Copies of her autobiography Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For  are available for sale and Ambassador Rice will sign books after the presentation.

This event has been postponed to November 20, 2020 

Co-sponsored with the Sandy Spring Museum

Purchase a copy of Ambassador Rice's book Tough Love

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Tough Love

  • Tough Love

    Books are available for pre-purchase and will also be sold on the night of the event. 

    Although you might think you know Susan Rice—whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya—now, through these pages, you truly will know her for the first time. Often mischaracterized by both political opponents and champions, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor a victim, but a strong, resilient, compassionate leader.

    Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.

Buy "Tough Love"

Susan Rice in Conversation

Friday November 20th 2020 at 7:30pm

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