Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
Ben Rhodes is the assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speech writing, overseeing President Obama’s national security communications, speech writing, and global engagement. Previously, he served as deputy director of White House speech writing and as a senior speech writer for the Obama campaign. Prior to joining Obama for America, he worked as special assistant to Lee Hamilton at the Wilson Center, where he helped draft the Iraq Study Group Report and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. He is the co-author, with Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean, of Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.