Condoleezza Rice


Condoleezza Rice is a professor of political science and global economy at Stanford University. She was the second woman and first African American woman to serve as Secretary of State, and the first woman to serve as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs at the White House. Rice also served as Stanford’s Provost from 1993-1999. In 1997, Rice was named to the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military. In 1991, Rice co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program, affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She remains an active proponent of extended learning through after-school programs and teaching the arts in schools. Rice believes that “when you are a country that is based on the aspirational notion, ‘It doesn’t matter where you came from; it matters where you’re going,’ it had better be true—because it’s the only thing that’s holding you together.”

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