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In conversation with former Obama White House adviser Ben Rhodes

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Join us for an evening with Ben Rhodes, former adviser to President Obama, and co-host of Pod Save The World.

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At the end of the Obama presidency, Rhodes felt “like an exile in (his) own country”. At a moment of political chaos, he decided to look beyond the US and travel the globe to discover the answers to democracy’s most pressing questions, a journey documented in his new book, After The Fall. He met with the politicians, activists and dissidents who are confronting the same nationalism and authoritarianism that he witnessed at home in the US. Through these conversations, he shows how much America’s fingerprints are on the world it helped to shape.

Why is democracy so threatened in the US, and elsewhere? Where has America gone wrong, and what role should it play in the world? Join Rhodes in conversation with Guardian foreign correspondent, Emma Graham-Harrison.

As deputy national security advisor, Rhodes was the voice behind many of Barack Obama’s foreign policy speeches. One of the longest-serving members of the administration, he played an instrumental role in the most consequential decisions of that era, from the Iran nuclear deal to the restoration of the Cuba-America relationship.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of After The Fall by Ben Rhodes at checkout for the special combined price of £21 including postage and packing (RRP £20).

Books will be dispatched on 1 June 2021. However, please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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