Join Us for a Discussion With Ambassador and Best-selling Author Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan E. Rice

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, who served as President Obama’s national security advisor and United Nations ambassador, will visit Davidson on Feb. 10, 2020.

She will hold a moderated discussion in the Duke Family Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Earlier in the day, Rice will spend time with a classroom of Davidson students.

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

Rice also served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs, and director for international organizations and peacekeeping at the National Security Council under President Clinton from 1993-2001. She began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and later served for several years as a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. 

Rice is currently a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University’s School of International Service and a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Rice serves on the board of Netflix. She previously served as a director at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bureau of National Affairs (now Bloomberg BNA), U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and numerous other non-profits.

Rice received her master's and doctorate degrees in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her bachelor of arts degree with honors in history from Stanford University. A native of Washington, D.C., Ambassador Rice is married to Ian Cameron, and they have two children.


  • November 5, 2019