Amid ongoing violent conflicts abroad and a deeply polarized domestic political landscape, focus has moved to the academic community and the delicate balance between free speech and incitement. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined Baker Institute Director David M. Satterfield and discussed how leaders — both on the world stage and in higher education — are responding to the present domestic and international challenges.
Rice University’s president, Reginald DesRoches, delivered opening remarks.
The event was free and open to invited guests and Rice University students, faculty, and staff; pre-registration is required. For Rice community members, a valid Rice ID will be required for entry. This event was part of the Shell Distinguished Lecture Series by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Shell Distinguished Lecture Series
The Shell Distinguished Lecture Series is the Baker Institute's flagship speakers program, reflecting the vision of our honorary chair, former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, and Shell's commitment to defining the role of statesmanship, integrity, and bold leadership in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
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Reginald DesRoches, Ph. D.
President, Rice University
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was the 66th secretary of state of the United States under President George W. Bush — the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She has been a member of the Stanford University faculty since 1981, where she currently serves as director of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; Janice and Robert McNair Chair in Public Policy; Former Ambassador to Lebanon and Turkey