Condoleezza Rice

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

From the 66th U.S. Secretary of State and bestselling author, a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans.

Rice will discuss what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective.

When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self-government in the world. Today more than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow. Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Using America's long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world - from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East. 

Dr. Rice was the second woman and first African American woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State and the first woman to serve as national security adviser.

Each paid attending member will receive Dr. Rice’s upcoming book Democracy, Stories from the Long Road to Freedom.

Early RSVPs are suggested here as the event will reach capacity.

Event TypeRegular Event
Event DateWednesday, May 10, 2017
Event Time9:00 AM
Event Pricing
Guests Registered by a Member$69.00
Basic Membership$59.00
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Fellow Membership$59.00
Gilt City$59.00
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NYU Alumni Violet Membership$59.00
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Special Membership - Artist/Student/Rhodes Scholars/White House Fellows$59.00