President Obama announced on Wednesday afternoon (external link) that Susan E. Rice will become national security adviser to the Obama administration, replacing Tom Donilon. The President also named Samantha Power, a former National Security Council official, to replace Ms. Rice as American ambassador to the United Nations.
Rice has been a frequent participant in the Museum's discussions on preventing genocide and mass atrocities. In November 2012, she sat with Center for the Prevention of Genocide director Michael Abramowitz to discuss the work that the UN and the US government are doing in places most at risk of genocide today.
Power has also been a regular presence at Museum symposia, providing comments on meeting the challenges of international cooperation in genocide prevention. Her remarks at a 2010 event in Paris, France, on the role of government in preventing genocide are archived here.