February 13, 2018
Ambassador Susan Rice, former White House National Security Advisor and former US Ambassador to the United Nations
Moderated by Vali Nasr, Dean
Ambassador Susan Rice visited the Johns Hopkins SAIS community as part of the David H. Bernstein Forum, a lecture series bringing global policy leaders to the school. Dean Vali Nasr moderated the conversation and shared questions from the audience.
Nasr and Rice discussed morale among the nation's diplomatic corps in the wake of staff reductions, budget cuts, and lack of nominations and confirmations for key posts at the US Department of State.
Rice shared her perspectives on the most pressing national security concerns of the US. The presentation also covered the recently launched National Defense Strategy, how the US can engage constructively on the Syrian conflict, and career advice for young professionals considering working in international relations.