The World As It Is: A Book Discussion with Ben Rhodes

Tue., May 21, 2019 | 12:30 PM — 1:30 PM

International House
1414 E. 59th Street
Assembly Hall
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts

Join us for a book discussion and signing with Ben Rhodes!

About this Event

Please join the Global Voices Program and The Pearson Institute as we host Ben Rhodes on May 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm at International House on campus.

This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest 2019. Learn more at

The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

Ben Rhodes will share anecdotes and a behind-the-scenes look at his time in the Obama Administration as chronicled in his New York Times bestseller, The World as It Is as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series.

The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Baicker, Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris Public Policy. Please stay after the discussion to purchase and/or have your copy of the book signed by the author.

About Ben Rhodes

From 2009 to 2017, Rhodes served as Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, participating in nearly all of the President's key decisions, and overseeing all national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy, and global engagement programming.

A key writer for all of President Obama's major foreign policy and national security speeches for a decade, Rhodes remains one of the longest-serving members of the administration, sought out for his wide range of first-hand experience and shrewd expertise on today's top foreign affairs and security issues.

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