November 24th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
14 years ago

CNN's Short List: Obama's U.N. ambassador?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Dr. Susan Rice is on CNN's Short List for U.S. ambassador to the U.N."]
(CNN) – After years of decline in the U.S. image abroad, one of President-elect Barack Obama’s many tasks will be reaching out to the global community. Obama’s choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will play a key role in rehabilitating the country’s image and relationships around the world.

Here’s CNN’s list of possible contenders for the post of U.N. ambassador:

LEE HAMILTON: Hamilton was a member of the House of Representatives for decades, and chaired the House Committee on Foreign Affairs during his tenure in Congress. Hamilton also was vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission and co-chair of the Iraq Study Group.

CAROLINE KENNEDY: The daughter of former President John F. Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama during the Democratic primaries and also served on Obama’s vice presidential search committee.

DR. SUSAN RICE: This veteran of the Clinton administration previously worked for the National Security Council and the State Department. Rice was also a senior adviser to Obama’s presidential campaign.

Click here for additional CNN short lists for Obama’s potential cabinet.

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