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Lecture: "The National Security Implications of Global Poverty: Africa's Strategic Importance to the U.S."



Dr. Susan Rice, a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will give a talk on poverty in Africa and its importance to U.S. national security.

The lecture is sponsored by the Munk-Darling Lecture Fund in International Relations and is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon.


7 p.m. on Monday, March 20


Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland (Use east parking lot off of SE Woodstock Blvd.)


Free and open to the public


For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website at, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755, or visit Reed’s public policy lecture series site at

Dr. Susan Rice
Dr. Rice is senior fellow in the foreign policy studies orogram at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where her work encompasses a wide range of issues related to U.S. foreign and national security policy. Her research focuses on the national security implications of global poverty and inequality. She is also engaged in the areas of transnational security threats; terrorism; weak and failed states development issues; foreign assistance; post conflict peace-building; the United Nations, including international stability and peace operations; and African affairs. Rice was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997-2001.


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