Condoleezza Rice

Born:November 14, 1954 (age 66)
Career:U.S. Secretary of State, 2005-2009
U.S. National Security Advisor, 2001-2005
Provost, Stanford University, 1993-1999
Party:Republican
Education:B.A., University of Denver
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver
Website:http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/rice-condoleezza

Condoleezza Rice served as U.S. secretary of state from January 2005 until January 2009, the second woman and the first African American woman to hold that position.

Rice was born on November 14, 1954, in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Denver in 1974, her master's degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1975, and her Ph.D. in political science from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. After graduation, she accepted a position as a professor of political science at Stanford University.

In 1987, Rice served as an advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 1989 to March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, Rice served in the Bush Administration as director of Soviet and East European affairs in the National Security Council. From 1991-2001, Rice returned to Stanford as a professor, also serving as Stanford's provost from 1993-1999. In 2001 she was appointed national security advisor by President George W. Bush, the first woman to serve in that position.

After serving as U.S. secretary of state, Rice again returned to Stanford as a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. In January of 2020, Rice was announced as the next director of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank.

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Sources:

CNN. (2020, March 24). Condoleezza Rice Fast Facts. Retrieved on May 15, 2020, from https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/08/us/condoleezza-rice-fast-facts/index.html.

Stanford University. (n.d.). Condoleezza Rice, PhD. Retrieved on May 15, 2020 https://fsi.stanford.edu/people/condoleezza_rice.

U.S. Department of State. (n.d.). Biographies of the Secretaries of State: Condoleezza Rice (1954–). Retrieved on May 15, 2020, from https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/rice-condoleezza.

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