Joint Center Updates


Joint Center Acknowledges Ambassador Susan Rice’s Commitment to Nation

April 27, 2023

Chandra Hayslett,

Joint Center Acknowledges Ambassador Susan Rice’s Commitment to Nation

WASHINGTON — In response to Susan Rice announcing that she will step down from her role as President Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies issued the following statement from Joint Center President Spencer Overton:

“Ambassador Susan Rice provided stellar leadership while serving as director of the Domestic Policy Council for President Biden. She brought to domestic policy her smarts, work ethic, and deep knowledge of navigating relationships within the White House. Ambassador Rice used her many talents to be a strong voice for racial inclusion. She drove key policy decisions that shaped the quality of life of Black communities in the United States. As a result of Ambassador Rice’s leadership, Black communities and our nation as a whole are stronger. Ambassador Rice’s pending departure will create a void within the President’s inner circle for Black communities. The Joint Center is appreciative of Ambassador Rice’s outstanding service. The Joint Center is also grateful to President Biden for appointing Ambassador Rice to this key position.”

Ambassador Rice is the 2013 recipient of the Joint Center’s highest honor, the Louis E. Martin Great American Award. According to the White House, she is the only person to serve as both National Security advisor and Domestic Policy advisor.


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