Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (2013-2017) and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013), will speak at Boston College on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. Her appearance is part of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics’ Clough Colloquium. A Rhodes Scholar, Rice is graduate Oxford University and Stanford University. In 2017, French President Francois Hollande presented her with the Award of Commander, the Legion of Honor of France, for her contributions to Franco-American relations. Rice’s new memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For (Simon & Schuster, 2019), details pivotal moments from her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, as well as the familial influences that shaped her. Rice’s talk will be held in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Seating is first come, first served, with doors opening at 3:30 p.m.