Susan Rice, National Security Adviser to President Obama and former U.N. ambassador, will discuss her new memoir: Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. A brief book-signing session will follow.

Rice served as Obama’s National Security Adviser from 2013 to 2017, responsible for coordinating the administration’s foreign policy and leading the National Security Council staff of 400 defense, diplomatic, intelligence and development experts. She served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013.

She was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution prior to her Obama administration roles. During the Clinton administration, Rice held the post of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and, before that, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council.

Rice graduated from Stanford University, where she was a Truman Scholar, and received her Master’s and Ph.D. in international relations from New College, Oxford University, England, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. 

Tickets are free but required, and will be available as of November 18.