About the Event

Nearly 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice comes to Philadelphia to discuss her next book (co-authored with former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow) To Build A Better World: Choices To End The Cold War And Create A Global Commonwealth, a definitive account of how the Cold War was brought to an end.

This account of one of the 20th Century’s most defining moments will engage audience members with the history that provides context to the geopolitical present. With many pundits claiming that the United States is beginning a “New Cold War” with China, and with tensions seemingly heightening with Russia, can a look back at recent history help us to find a “better world” in our near future?

Dr. Rice will sit in conversation with her co-author, Dr. Philip Zelikow, and moderator Craig Snyder, the Council’s President.

Note About Registration

Registration will close on September 9th. No walk-ins will be accepted. All attendees must pre-register for this event.

Please note that this event follows an atypical schedule for our events and be sure to arrive on time!

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Event Options

• Program with General Seating (no book): $30
• Program with Preferred Seating and Signed Book: $50

General Public
• Program with General Seating (no book): $50
• Program with Preferred Seating and Signed Book: $70

Students & Young Friends
• Program with General Seating: $15

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