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RICE Condoleezza


Position: Political scientist, diplomat, civil servant, and professor

Date of Birth: 14 November 1954

Age: 66 years old

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Height: 172

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Profession: Politician



Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat born on 14th November 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush.

She was the first African female to be the American Secretary of State, as well as the second African-American Secretary of State (after Colin Powell), and the second female Secretary of State (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position.

Condoleezza Rice Net worth

Condoleezza Rice has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Condoleezza Rice Family

Condoleezza Rice was born to John Wesley (father) and Angelena Rice (mother), her grandparents were Theresa Hardnett (grand mother) and Albert Robinson Ray III (grandfather). Her father was a football Head coach, and a High School guidance.

Condoleezza Rice Husband

Condoleezza Rice has never married and she has no children. She started dating an American football player Rick Upchurch and was brielfy engaged to him, she later left him.

Condoleezza Rice Education

Condoleezza Rice Rice began to learn French, music, figure skating and ballet at the age of three. At the age of fifteen, she began piano classes with the goal of becoming a concert pianist. While Rice ultimately did not become a professional pianist, she still practices often and plays with a chamber music group. She attended St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic girls high school in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, and graduated at 16 in 1971. She enrolled her self at Denver University where her father was serving as an assistant dean. She studied political science at Denver University where she got her degree in political science. In 1974 when, when she was 19 at the time she was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa Society where she was awarded a B.A, cum laude in political science by the University of Denver.

She obtained a master’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1975. She first worked in the State Department in 1977, during the Carter administration, and as an intern in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She also studied in Russia, Moscow State University in the summer of 1979. In 1981, when she was 26, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

She was a student at Stanford University from 1980-1981 at the Disarmament Program, he won the Ford Foundation Dual Expertise Fellowship in Soviet Studies and International Security. The award granted a year-long fellowship at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology now University of California, Los Angeles.

Condoleezza Rice political views

Condoleezza Rice was a democratican since 1982 but she changed her political affiliation to republican. The reason was that she disagreed with the foreign policy of Democratic President Jimmy Carter.

Condoleezza Rice Academic Career

Condoleezza Rice was hired by Stanford University as an assistant professor of political science (1981–1987). She was promoted as the associate professor a post that she held until 1993. She was a specialist on the Soviet Union and gave lectures on the subject for the Berkeley-Stanford joint program led by UC Berkeley Professor George W. Breslauer in the mid-1980s. She attended the 1985 meeting of arms, control experts at Stanford, her performance drew the attention of Brent Scowcroft, who had served as National Security Advisor under Gerald Ford. With the election of George H. W. Bush, Scowcroft returned to the White House as National Security Adviser in 1989, and he asked Rice to become his Soviet expert on the United States National Security Council. According to R. Nicholas Burns, President Bush was “captivated” by Rice, and relied heavily on her advice in his dealings with Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin.

Because she would have been ineligible for tenure at Stanford if she had been absent for more than two years, she returned there in 1991. She then undertook wing of George P. Shultz and(Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989), who was a fellow at the Hoover Institution. Shultz included Rice in a “luncheon club” of intellectuals who met every few weeks to discuss foreign affairs.In 1992, Shultz, who was a board member of Chevron Corporation, recommended Rice for a spot on the Chevron board. Chevron was pursuing a $10 billion development project in Kazakhstan and, as a Soviet specialist, Rice knew the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. She traveled to Kazakhstan on Chevron’s behalf and, in honor of her work, in 1993, Chevron named a 129,000-ton supertanker SS Condoleezza Rice. During this period, Rice was also appointed to the boards of Transamerica Corporation (1991) and Hewlett-Packard (1992).

Condoleezza Rice Political Career

Condoleezza Rice served as the special assistant to the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. she served in President George H. W. Bush’s administration as director, and then senior director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In this position, Rice wrote what would become known as the “Chicken Kiev speech” in which Bush advised the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, against independence. She has also develop as Bush’s Secretary of State and James Baker’s policies in favor of German reunification. She impressed Bush, who later introduced her to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, as the one who “tells me everything I know about the Soviet Union.

In 1997 she sat on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Intergrated Training in the Millitary. During George W. Bush’s presidential election campaign in 2000, she took a one-year leave of absence from Stanford University to serve as his foreign policy advisor. The group of advisors she led called itself The Vulcans in honor of the monumental Vulcan statue, which sits on a hill overlooking her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Rice would later go on to give a noteworthy speech at the 2000 Republican National Convention. The speech asserted that “… America’s armed forces are not a global police force. They are not the world’s 911.

Condoleezza Rice National Security Advisor

Condoleezza Rice was named the National Security Advisor in 17th December 2000 and she stepped down in her position at Stanford, she was the first woman to occupy such a position. During the 2001 summer she met the CIA Director George Tenet to discuss the possibilities and prevention of terrorist attacks on American targets. On July 10, 2001, she met with Tenet what he referred to as an “emergency meeting..held at the White House at Tenet’s request to brief Rice and the NSC staff about the potential threat of an impending al Qaeda attack. Rice responded by asking Tenet to give a presentation on the matter to Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft. In August 6, 2001 she met President’s Bin Ladin in a Daily brief that Determined the Strike in US as historical information. she indicated the information based on old reporting.

Sean Wilentz of Salon magazine suggested that the PDB contained current information based on continuing investigations, including that Bin Laden wanted to “bring the fighting to America.” On September 11, 2001, Rice was scheduled to outline a new national security policy that included missile defense as a cornerstone and played down the threat of stateless terrorism. President Bush addresses the media at the Pentagon on September 17, 2001 When asked in 2006 about the July 2001 meeting, Rice asserted she did not recall the specific meeting, commenting that she had met repeatedly with Tenet that summer about terrorist threats. Moreover, she stated that it was “incomprehensible” to her that she had ignored terrorist threats two months before the September 11 attacks. In 2003, Rice received the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards. In August 2010, Rice received the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 2009 Thomas D. White National Defense Award for contributions to the defense and security of the United States.

Condoleezza Rice Quotes

  • The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
  • There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.
  • What has always made our country special is that it doesn’t matter where you come from; it matters where you’re going. Our job is to make certain the pathways are open to both our boys and our girls.
  • What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.
  • The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
  • I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you.
  • The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?
  • It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
  • I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.
  • Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
  • There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
  • A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
  • Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
  • Only great minds can afford a simple style.
  • Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
  • A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
  • Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire
  • knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

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