Mandell Distinguished Speaker Series - America’s Place in the Changing World: A Discussion with Ben Rhodes

Thursday, March 24, 2022 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Please join us for a special event “America’s Place in the Changing World: A Discussion with Ben Rhodes”. As Deputy National Security Advisor to Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes not only had a front row seat, but was an active participant in formulating American foreign policy for eight tumultuous years. Rhodes will share his observations about how global politics are changing, weaving is his experiences in the White House and more recent events including the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Working for President Obama, Rhodes dealt with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the unrest of the Arab Spring, the “Asian pivot” in American policy, negotiations with Cuba and Iran, and relations with world leaders from Vladimir Putin to Xi Jinping. Mark your calendars and join us Thursday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fairwinds Alumni Center.

This event is part of the Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series and hosted by UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives.

The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required.

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National Security foreign policy President Obama Ben Rhodes