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Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of Business
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution
Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

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Condoleezza Rice is a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University.  From January 2005-2009, she served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States. As Secretary of State, she focused on engaging America’s many partners around the world to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people. She worked with the men and women of the Department of State to advance transformational diplomacy, an effort to implement new diplomatic foundations aimed at securing a future of freedom for all people.  Prior to serving as America’s chief diplomat, she served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005.  From 1993-1999, she served as Stanford University’s Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded ten honorary doctorates.  Secretary Rice earned a bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; a master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981.  She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.