Tuesday, September 14, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
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The zoom link will be sent out on 9/13/21.
This event is for students only.
Join us on September 14th as we welcome Rufus Gifford '96. Gifford is an American diplomat and veteran of numerous Presidential campaigns. Having started on John Kerry’s Presidential Campaign in 2004, Gifford met then Senator Obama January 2007 and began 10 years of service to the Obama campaigns and administration. In 2012, Gifford was Finance Director for Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign. Once re-elected, Obama nominated him to be the United States Ambassador to Denmark, a post he held until the end of Obama's presidency. After returning to the United States, he was a candidate for the House of Representatives in 2018, running in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. He was Deputy Campaign Manager for Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign. In May he was nominated by President Biden to serve as the United States Chief of Protocol with the rank of Ambassador. He currently awaits confirmation by the Senate.