Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, is the next Chubb Fellow
Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Barack Obama, will visit the campus as a Chubb Fellow on Tuesday, Oct. 27.As part of her visit, Rice will give a talk at 4 p.m. in Levinson Auditorium, Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public. Rice’s talk will be livestreamed on the Yale YouTube channel.As national security adviser, Rice oversees the National Security Council staff, chairs the cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee, provides the President’s daily national security briefing, and is responsible for the coordination and integration of the administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts.Rice previously served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of Obama’s cabinet. Under Rice’s leadership, the U.S. mission to the United Nations helped win the toughest U.N. sanctions ever against Iran and North Korea, unprecedented action to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and materials, support for life-saving interventions in Libya and Cote d’Ivoire, cooperation on the referendum for independence in Southern Sudan, vital U.N. assistance in Afghanistan and Iraq, and initial progress on reform of the flawed U.N. Human Rights Council.Before joining Obama’s administration 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. She also served as the U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs. In this position, she formulated and implemented U.S. policy for 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2000, Rice was co-recipient of the White House’s 2000 Samuel Nelson Drew Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to the formation of peaceful, cooperative relationships between states.The Chubb Fellowship was founded with a gift from Yale alumnus Hendon Chubb, and since 1949 has been one of Yale’s most prestigious honors conferred on visiting speakers. The master of Timothy Dwight College, currently Mary Lui, administers the fellowship.The Chubb Fellowship is devoted to encouraging interest in public service. Chubb Fellows spend their time at Yale in close, informal contact with students and make an appearance open to the public. Former Chubb Fellows include Presidents George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Harry Truman; authors Wendell Berry and Toni Morrison; actors Morgan Freeman and Shah Rukh Khan; world leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; journalist Nicholas Kristoff; and many other nationally and internationally prominent citizens and leaders.