The 9/11 Era Is Over: The Coronavirus Pandemic and a Chapter of History that Should Have Expired Long Ago
A webinar with Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor to Barack Obama
Wednesday, June 17, 202011:00 AM (Pacific Time)
To listen to the podcast of the webinar, CLICK HERE.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ben Rhodes is the author of the 2018 New York Times bestseller The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House; a contributor for NBC News, MSNBC, The Atlantic, Crooked Media, and top foreign affairs podcast “Pod Save the World”; the co-chair of National Security Action; and an advisor to former President Barack Obama. From 2009-2017, Rhodes served as a Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama. In that capacity, he participated in nearly all of President Obama’s key decisions, and oversaw the President’s national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy and global engagement programming. He also led the secret negotiations with the Cuban government which resulted in the effort to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, and supported the negotiations to conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. Prior to joining the Administration, he was a Senior Speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign. From 2002-2007, he worked for former Congressman Lee Hamilton, supporting his work on the 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group. He was the co-author, with Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, of Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission. A native New Yorker, Mr. Rhodes has a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A from New York University.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Kal Raustiala is a professor at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. He has served as the Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations since 2007.
Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations