Condoleezza Rice (Condii)
Why Is She Important?
- In 2001, Condoleezza was the first black women (second women) to be appointed National Security Adviser by President George W. Bush.
- Became the first black women to serve as U.S. Secretary of State serving from Januarary 2005-2009 (She was the nation's 66th Secretary of State.)
- Age; 61
- Born November 14, 1954
- Born in Birmingham, Alabama
- Named after an italian term con dolcezza , which means "to play with sweetness" & used as a musical notation.
- Doesn't have children
- Once dated and engaged to American Football Player Rick Upchurch
- Rice grew up surrounded by racism in the segregated South.
- She earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Denver in 1974
- Her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975
- Her Ph.D. from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies in 1981
- 1981, she joined Stanford University as a political science professor. ( Was a professor for 3 decades)
- In the mid- 1980's , Condoleezza was in Washington, D.C. , working as International Affairs fellow attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- In 1989, Rice became director of Soviet & East European affairs with the National Security Council.
- Also in 1989, She was the special assistant to President George H.W. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification. (1989-1991)
- In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military.
- In 2001, Condoleezza was appointed National Security Adviser (2001-2005)
- In 2005, Rice served as U.S. Secretary of State. (2005-2009)
- Rice's future plans focus on being an educator, not a politician.
- August 2012, Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first women to become members of the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia.
- Condoleezza is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Also, Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution.
- She is a professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
- The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army, 1948-1983: Uncertain Allegiance (1984)
- Passing the Baton: Challenges of Statecraft for the New Administration (2001)
- A Safer and Better World (2004)
- Iraq in U. S. Foreign Policy: Testimony Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U. S. Senate, by the Honorable Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State (2008)
- Extraordinary, Ordinary People (2010)
- Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me (2010)
- No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011)
- U.S. Education Reform and National Security (2012)
- Why Democracy Matters (2016)