Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice talks about her memoir, “Tough Love.”

Susan Rice began her service in the public sector in 1993. In the Clinton administration, she was a foreign policy analyst on the National Security Council and assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Under President Barack Obama, she served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and national security advisor. She is currently a distinguished visiting research fellow at the School of International Service at American University, a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. 

Rice received a master’s degree and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar and her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She released a memoir, “Tough Love,” in 2019 that provides an insider’s look at the White House, foreign affairs and balancing work with motherhood. 

Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda was Malawi’s first female president. She served as Minister of Foreign of Affairs and Vice President. Banda is an advocate for women’s and children’s rights. Forbes magazine named her one of Africa’s most powerful women.

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