Condoleezza Rice is the first black woman to serve as the United States National Security Advisor, as well as the first black woman to serve as the United States Secretary of State.
Who is Condoleezza Rice?
Condoleezza Rice is the first woman and the first African American to serve as Chancellor of Stanford University. In 2001, Rice was appointed national security adviser by the president. George W. Bushbecoming the first African-American woman (and woman) to hold the position, and she became the first black woman to hold the position of United States Secretary of State.
Early age and education
Rice was born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. The only child of a Presbyterian minister and a teacher, Rice grew up surrounded by racism in the segregated South.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver in 1974, his master’s from the University of Notre Dame in 1975, and his Ph.D. from the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies in 1981. That same year, she joined Stanford University as a professor of political science.
In 1993, Rice became the first woman and the first African American to serve as Chancellor of Stanford University, a position she held for six years. During that time, she also served as the university’s budget director and academic director.
In the mid-1980s, Rice spent a period in Washington, DC, working as an international affairs fellow on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1989, she became director of Soviet and Eastern European affairs at the National Security Council and a special assistant to the president. George H. W. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Integrated Gender Training in the Armed Forces.
A few years later, in 2001, Rice was appointed national security adviser by the president. George W. Bush, becoming the first African-American woman (and woman) to hold the position. She later became the first African-American woman to serve as the US Secretary of State; she became the nation’s 66th Secretary of State in 2004, after colin powell‘s resignation, and served from 2005 to 2009.
As Secretary of State, Rice dedicated her department to “Transformational Diplomacy,” with the mission of building and maintaining democratic and well-governed states around the world and in the Middle East in particular.
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To that end, he relocated US diplomats to such difficult places as Iraq, Afghanistan and Angola, and required them to be fluent in two foreign languages. He also created a high-level position to defragment US foreign aid.
Rice’s books include Germany unified and Europe transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, Gorbachev’s era (1986) with Alexander Dallin and Uncertain Loyalty: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984).
Augusta National Golf Club
In August 2012, Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first women to (simultaneously) become members of the Augusta National Golf Club, located in Augusta, Georgia.
The event was monumental: The Augusta National Golf Club, which opened in 1933, had been famous for its all-male membership and its repeated failure to admit women.
Just a few weeks later, on August 29, 2012, Rice attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, showing her support for the Republican Party’s 2012 election candidates. mitt romney Y pablo ryan.
Rice delivered a riveting speech on the second day of the convention, which garnered positive media attention: “I think my father thought he could be president of the United States. I think he would have settled for being secretary of state. I’m a foreign policy and having the opportunity to serve my country as the nation’s top diplomat in a time of danger and consequence, that was enough,” she said, adding that her future plans focus on being an educator, not a politician.
“I will go back and be a happy member of the Stanford faculty,” Rice said. “And obviously I’ll do what I can to help with this ticket. But my life is in Palo Alto. My future is with my students at Stanford and in public service on issues I care about, like education reform.”