Cape Up Live with Ambassador Susan Rice

Diplomat, presidential adviser and author Susan Rice joins Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in conversation about major global developments, including U.S.-China tensions, President Trump’s relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the geopolitical impact of the coronavirus. Capehart will also get her thoughts on race in America, the 2020 campaign and her interest in a future run for office.
  • Jul 14
Highlights
Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice says that only systemic reform can confront systemic racism. “And that systemic reform can only come through the acts of a responsible Congress and president willing to sign those reforms into law.”
  • Jul 14
Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice says President Trump is “willing to sacrifice the health and safety of our children” by championing the idea that all schools across the country should reopen for the fall semester.
  • Jul 14
The Trump Administration announced that it will drop its plan to deport international students enrolled in online classes. Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice says the administration’s initial intention to deport students was ‘callous and extraordinarily counterproductive’
  • Jul 14
In response to intelligence indicating that Russia paid Taliban-affiliated forces to kill American soldiers, former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice says “President Trump has said and done nothing critical of Russia, did not indicate any sense of concern or urgency for the safety of our forces in battle…President Trump has done nothing.”
  • Jul 14
Ambassador Susan Rice
Former U.S. National Security Advisor
Ambassador Susan E. Rice served as President Obama’s National Security Advisor and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2009-2017. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. Rice is currently a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at American University’s School of International Service and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and serves on the board of Netflix. Previously, Rice served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, and Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping at the National Security Council under President Clinton from 1993-2001. Ambassador Rice received her master's degree and Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her B.A. with honors in history from Stanford University. A native of Washington, DC, Ambassador Rice is married to Ian Cameron, and they have two children.
Interviewed by Jonathan Capehart
The Washington Post
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