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Archive - Clarence Clyde Ferguson Jr. Annual Lecture - October 8, 2009

Dean Kurt L. Schmoke and Howard University School of Law cordially invite you to attend the

Clarence Clyde Ferguson Jr. Annual Lecture

Guest Lecturer
Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Moot Court Room

Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Reception to follow in the Dining Hall

RSVP by October 5, 2009


Ambassador Susan E. Rice serves as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and is a member of President Obamaís Cabinet. She was unanimously confi rmed to this position by the United States Senate on January 22, 2009. From February 2007 through November 2008, Ambassador 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 Team 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, Ambassador Rice was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, formulating and implementing overall U.S. policy for 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including political, economic, security and humanitarian issues. As Assistant Secretary, she oversaw the management of 43 U.S. Embassies and more than 5,000 U.S. and Foreign Service national employees.

From 1995 to 1997, Ambassador Rice served at the White House as Special Assistant to President William J. Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. Ambassador Rice received her M.Phil (Masterís degree) and D.Phil. (Ph.D) in International Relations from New College, Oxford University, England, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She was awarded the Chatham House-British International Studies Association Prize for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in the United Kingdom in the field of International Relations. Ambassador Rice received her B.A. in History with honors from Stanford University where she graduated junior Phi Beta Kappa and was a Truman Scholar. Ambassador Rice is married with two children.

updated: September 23, 2009