Ambassador Rice to deliver public address on UN, global challenges Aug. 12 at NYU Law


                                                                                                                Media Contact: Jason Casell

August 7, 2009 (NEW YORK) -- Susan Rice, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will deliver remarks on Wednesday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law (40 Washington Square South/between Sullivan and MacDougal Streets).


The address–co-sponsored by the NYU/SCPS Center for Global Affairs and the University’s Center on International Cooperation–will focus on the Obama Administration’s work at the UN building partnerships to tackle global challenges.


Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Jason Casell, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6849 or For the general public, pre-registration is required. Please send an e-mail to or call 212.992.8380 by Monday, August 10. Late or walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated at this event.


Unanimously confirmed to the position of ambassador and permanent representative of the United States to the UN by the U.S. Senate in January, Rice served as a senior advisor for national security affairs on the Obama for America Campaign. She later served on the Advisory Board of the Obama-Biden Transition and as co-chair of its policy working group on national security. From 2002 to 2009, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution where she focused on U.S. foreign policy, transnational security threats, weak states, global poverty, and development. From 1997 to 2001, Rice was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. From 1995 to 1997, Rice served as Special Assistant to President William J. Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House. Prior to this position, she served as the Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping on the National Security Council staff from 1993 until 1995.


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