I know that the Middle East with Saddam Hussein in its center was never going to be a Middle East that was going to change in a way that will sustain American interests and values and securityRice says Iraq war better than Saddam Dec 28, 2008
This is about making a social contribution. And it is purely from the artistic point of view that we come togetherAretha and Condoleezza duet in Philly Jul 28, 2010
Music is critical for young minds because not only does it make you a well-rounded person, but it really does develop different cognitive pathways, different ways of thinking and learningAretha and Condoleezza duet in Philly Jul 28, 2010
They have been either seeking or have gotten or have done something on the highly enriched uranium sideRice: New North Korean nuke evidence Jun 21, 2008
I think it's clear that we are ... safer, but not really yet safe ... In terms of homeland, we're more secure, our ports are more secure, our airports are more secureRice: U.S. is safer 5 years after attacks Sep 10, 2006
Condoleezza Rice ( /ˌkɒndəˈliːzə/ kon-də-lee-zə; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first African-American woman secretary of state, as well as the second African American (after Colin Powell), and the second woman (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. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. Rice also served on the National Security Council as the Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor to President George H.W. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.
Following her confirmation as Secretary of State, Rice pioneered a policy of Transformational Diplomacy, with a focus on democracy in the greater Middle East. Her emphasis on supporting democratically elected governments faced challenges as Hamas captured a popular majority in Palestinian elections, and influential countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt maintained authoritarian systems with U.S. support. While Secretary of State, she chaired the Millennium Challenge Corporation's board of directors.
In March 2009, Rice returned to Stanford University as a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. In September 2010, Rice became a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy.