Rice earned her bachelor of arts in political science in 1974 from the University of Denver, her master's degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1975.
Condi Rice is the first black women to serve as the United States' national security adviser also as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State for four years.
"We will continue to work together in our common fight against fear."
"We need a common enemy to unite us."
Condi is influential because she helped successfully negotiate several agreements in the Middle East, including Israeli withdrawal from and the opening of the Gaza border crossings in 2005 and the August 14, 2006 ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon.