The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House: A Book Conversation with Ben Rhodes
- Ben Rhodes, Author and former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
How did President Obama and his team experience key moments of his presidency? What was the reality behind the scenes? Who were the characters that shaped U.S. foreign policy in response to critical events such as the Arab Spring and Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
In his book The World as It Is, former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes provides a candid look into Obama’s White House and the events that shaped the President’s outlook on developments at home and abroad.
To hear Rhodes talk about his impressions first hand, The German Marshall Fund of the United States invites you to a book talk, which will explore the legacy of the Obama Doctrine and the future of America’s role in the world. The discussion will be moderated by GMF Executive Vice President Derek Chollet.
GMF’s Future of American Power series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world. In line with GMF's mission to strengthen transatlantic relations, these conversations specifically focus on the implications of U.S. foreign policy for its European partners, as well as other key regions for the transatlantic relationship.