Susan Rice Joins Netflix Board Of Directors

By Kandis Mascal

Former top Obama administration official Susan Rice is joining Netflix to serve on its board of directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”

Rice, 53, will be adding the Netflix position to her already extensive resume.

 She was a former U.S. diplomat and served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama until 2017.

Rice was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations when she became especially controversial in the days after the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that took the lives of four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens.

netflix1Rice was strongly criticized for comments she made on several Sunday talk shows, when using intelligence agency “talking points,” said the attacks were “spontaneous” referring to protests against a controversial anti-Islam movie and appearing to downplay how the attack came about.


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