Meet the 10th Annual Consuls Reception
Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Ambassador Susan E. Rice is currently Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the School of International Service at American University, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She serves on the boards of Netflix and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and previously served on several nonprofit boards, including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Amb. Rice served President Barack Obama as National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017 and as the United States Ambassador to United Nations from 2009 to 2013. During the Clinton administration, she was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997 to 2001.
Amb. Rice earned her master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University, where she was a Truman Scholar. In 2017, French President Francois Hollande presented Amb. Rice with the Award of Commander, the Legion of Honor of France, for her contributions to Franco-American relations. A native of Washington, D.C., and graduate of the National Cathedral School for Girls, she is married to Ian Cameron; they have two children. Amb. Rice is an avid tennis player and long-retired basketball player.