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Memoir of the Obama White House with Ben Rhodes '00

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Warwick Melrose Dallas
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219


DFW Rice Alumni invite you to join us for an evening reception and lecture with Rice alumnus and Former Deputy National Security Advisor for the Obama Administration, Ben Rhodes '00, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Forth Worth. Rice is partnering with WAC to make this lecture available at the discounted member cost of $35 for alumni and guests, and $20 for young alumni from the classes of '08-'18.  Additionally, you have the opportunity to purchase Ben's book, 'The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House', for $30 and have him sign it at the event.  Enjoy complimentary light bites and a cash bar.  Complementary valet parking will be available at the hotel.


Ben Rhodes was an aspiring novelist pursuing his M.F.A. at New York University when he witnessed the Twin Towers fall on September 11. The terrorist attack sparked a professional change in direction that saw him abandon writing fiction for international affairs.  

In less than a decade, Rhodes found himself serving as deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama. During his eight years in the White House, Rhodes’ official duties included overseeing national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy and global engagement messaging. As one of Obama’s most trusted confidants and loyal lieutenants, Rhodes not only disseminated policy, he helped to shape it.     

In his new book, "The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House," Rhodes offers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at many of the definitive moments of Obama’s presidency.  In conversation with president and CEO of World Affairs Council Jim Falk, Rhodes will also share his insider’s perspective on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the “Iran Nuclear Deal” — from which the U.S. recently withdrew.


Registration Deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018 5:00 p.m. (CST)