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Condoleezza Rice

Full Name: Condoleezza Rice
Gender: Female
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Born: 1954-11-14
Number of Works: 13
Condoleezza Rice is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. Rice is the first black woman, second African American (after her predecessor Colin Powell, who served from 2001 to 2005), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright, who served from 1997 to 2001 in the Clinton Administration) to serve as Secretary of State. Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. During the administration of George H.W. Bush, Rice served as the Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.

When beginning 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 Palestine yet supported Islamist terror, and influential countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt maintained authoritarian systems with US support. She chairs the Millennium Challenge Corporation's board of directors.

In addition to English, she speaks, with varying degrees of fluency, Russian, German, French, and Spanish.


ISBN: 0307952479, 9780307952479
Keywords: honor, higher
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 100%

From one of the world's most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America's chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguish
ISBN: 1601270488, 9781601270481
Keywords: behavior, negotiating, american
Pages: 376
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0916318184, 9780916318185
Keywords: era, gorbachev
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1986

Who runs the Soviet Union and how? What will change under Gorbachev? What is life like in the USSR today? What forces shaped modern Russia? How is the Soviet economy organized? What are its flaws? And what are Gorbachev's prospects for correcting them? A group of outstanding Sovietologists met at Stanford University in 1985 to answer these questions. This book is the result. "THE GORBACHEV ERA presents a sober, balanced realistic picture of the Soviet Union. The contributors are among the most able and best informed specialists on the USSR." --Walter Stossel, Jr. United States Am
ISBN: 1607475383, 9781607475385
Keywords: women, black, inspirational, speeches, rise
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2010

We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker.