Susan Rice
American diplomat
Susan Rice
Susan Elizabeth Rice is an American diplomat, former Brookings Institution fellow, and the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice was confirmed as UN Ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009. She is the first African-American woman to hold that office.
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Former Obama adviser calls Trump decision on Nat Sec panel 'stone cold crazy'
CNN - 22 days
President Donald Trump's decision to reorganize the National Security Council in a way that removes the director of intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is "stone cold crazy," former National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday.
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White House voices concerns about China cyber law
Yahoo News - 2 months
The White House said on Thursday that it raised concerns about China's new cyber security law during a meeting with a Chinese official after the latest round of talks between the two countries on cyber crime. U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Chinese State Councilor Guo Shengkun to discuss the importance "of fully adhering" to an anti-hacking accord signed last year between the China and the United States, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said. The deal, brokered during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Washington in 2015, included a pledge that neither country would knowingly carry out hacking for commercial advantages.
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Susan Rice: Coalition forces have seized 55 percent of ISIS territory in Iraq
CNN - 3 months
Coalition forces are making progress in the battle against ISIS, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Sunday.
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All Hospitals In Eastern Aleppo Out Of Action Following Onslaught Of Attacks
Huffington Post - 3 months
BEIRUT, Nov 19 (Reuters) - All hospitals in Syria’s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said the United States condemned “in the strongest terms” the latest air strikes against hospitals and urged Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to take steps to halt the violence. Intense air strikes have battered the eastern part of the city since Tuesday, when the Syrian army and its allies resumed operations after a pause lasting weeks. They launched ground attacks against insurgent positions on Friday. The war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said 48 people, including at least five children, had been killed in eastern Aleppo on Saturday by dozens of air strikes and barrel bombs and dozens of artillery rounds. That ...
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EXCLUSIVE: White House expects Trump to uphold US treaties
Yahoo News - 3 months
The United States can be relied upon to uphold mutual defense treaties with its allies but a trans-Pacific trade deal now looks unlikely, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Monday. In her first public comments since Donald Trump's surprise election win, President Barack Obama's top foreign policy adviser told AFP the weight of the presidency would likely temper Trump's stance. On the campaign trail, Trump suggested some of America's treaty allies are not pulling their weight and that Washington may not feel bound to defend them, triggering concern in capitals that have relied on US protection for decades.
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Susan Rice Reviews LGBT Progress at Home and Abroad Under Obama
Yahoo News - 4 months
As President Barack Obama’s time in office draws to a close, his national security adviser reviewed efforts to advance the rights of LGBT people in the U.S. and internationally during his administration, and said more still needs to be done. Speaking at American University in Washington on Wednesday, Susan Rice, who has also served as U.S. ambassador to the U.N., commended the White House for taking action in 2014 against a strict anti-LGBT bill in Uganda that threatened life in prison for homosexual behavior and banned LGBT advocacy. The Obama administration banned certain Ugandan officials from entering the U.S. and withdrew funds for some programs in the country.
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The U.S.-Israel Security Aid Package -- A Honey Trap Or A Brotherly Gift?
Huffington Post - 5 months
It took time, some argue far too much time, but the Security Aid Package Agreement between the U.S. and Israel was finally signed, amid the usual chorus of congratulations, praise and well, so much politicking, especially from the Israeli side. And when we talk Israel, we talk Netanyahu. Is he the hero or, as we are told by many, including influential figures, mostly have beens, who consider him the villain? Some context is needed here. The package will be for the duration of 10 years, starting in 2019 [there is another package in place until then]. It involves the overall lump sum of 38 billion dollars, and the vast majority of this huge sum will be used in order for Israel to buy back American hardware. Only 5.6 billion dollars will be purchased in Shekels in Israel. It is the largest such agreement ever to be signed by any American administration with any foreign country. No doubt, an unprecedented agreement, one which cements the notion of a special relationship between the two ...
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Rice: aid deal is "win-win" for U.S., Israel - 5 months
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice says a new $38 billion aid package to Israel will improve the security of both countries, at a signing ceremony at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Goldilocks Jobs Report Boosts Stocks
Huffington Post - 6 months
Stocks wrapped up a quiet August and got off to positive September start as Friday's goldilocks jobs report pushed risk assets higher into the long holiday weekend. The U.S. economy added 151,000 non-farm payrolls in August, below consensus estimates of 180,000, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9%. Average hourly earnings grew by only 0.1% while the average workweek fell 0.1 to 34.3 hours. Combined with Thursday's lackluster Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reading, which fell 3.2 points to 49.4, the biggest drop in more than two years and first contraction in six months, the the data was seen as not enough to spur the Fed into action at its September meeting. A potential rate rise is likely on hold until at least December. September is setting up to a be much livelier month for financial markets. Not only is it traditionally one of the worst months for stocks - dating back to 1928 it is the only month in which the S&P 500 has a median negative return - but th ...
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Tense exchanges in China between US, Chinese officials mark Obama’s arrival at G20 summit
Fox News - 6 months
The G20 summit got off to a contentious start Saturday with Chinese officials reportedly confronting National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other U.S. officials in at least three incidents, as President Obama arrived in China for the two-day international economic talks.
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Row On Tarmac An Awkward G20 Start For U.S. And China
Huffington Post - 6 months
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U.S. to meet target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees: White House
Yahoo News - 6 months
By Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2017, the White House said on Monday. The 10,000th Syrian refugee was scheduled to arrive in the United States on Monday afternoon, national security advisor Susan Rice said in a statement. The White House had pledged to admit at least 10,000 displaced Syrians during the current fiscal year, which wraps up at the end of September.
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US condemns deadly outbreak of violence in South Sudan
Yahoo News - 7 months
The White House on Monday sharply criticized renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital city Juba that has pushed thousands of people to flee. "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the return to violence in South Sudan. It must stop," National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a statement.
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Could a Russia-Ukraine Deal be Possible by Early 2017?
Yahoo News - 9 months
WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The White House is pushing hard to have a Russia-Ukraine peace deal implemented by the time President Barack Obama leaves office, top national security adviser Susan Rice said on Thursday. Rice, who coordinates foreign policy at the White House, said she saw potential for resolution in the Ukraine crisis by the end of the year, and said U.S. officials were intensifying their work with French and German counterparts on the Minsk deal, signed in February 2015. "This is something that could get done between now and the end of the administration if the Russians in particular exhibit sufficient political will," Rice said at a Washington Post event.
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AJC Global Forum, Celebrating 110 Years of Jewish Advocacy, Convenes June 5-7 in Washington
Yahoo News - 9 months
NEW YORK, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, and Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu will headline the World Leaders Plenary at the AJC Global Forum 2016. The AJC Global Forum is the advocacy organization's signature annual event, currently bringing together more than 2,600 participants from across the United States and 70 countries around the world. This year's Global Forum marks 110 years since AJC's founding, and the attendance is the highest in the agency's history.
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Susan Rice: Too Many Whites On National Security Team Putting America At Risk
Fox News - 9 months
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Susan Rice on Donald Trump & the U.N.
CNN - 9 months
Susan Rice, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., tells Fareed why Trump's desire for a U.N. ambassador who will shake things up might not be effective.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Rice
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In a 2015 speech on US-China relations, Rice noted the problems of Chinese hacking, saying, "This isn’t a mild irritation.
    More Details Hide Details It is an economic and national security concern to the United States. It puts enormous strain on our bilateral relationship, and it is a critical factor in determining the future trajectory of U.S.-China ties." Rice has been criticized for intensifying the Obama administration's conflicts with Israel during her time as National Security Advisor. Dennis Ross, a Middle East advisor to President Obama, criticized Rice's "combative mind-set" as opposed to her predecessor's, Tom Donilon, who played a more conciliatory role. Ross writes that after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's public reprimand of the Obama administration's Iran negotiations, Rice fumed to Abe Foxman that, "in her view, the Israeli leader did everything but use ‘the N-word’ in describing the president." Rice serves on the boards of several organizations, including the National Democratic Institute, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the board of directors of the Atlantic Council, the advisory board of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, the board of directors of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Bloomberg BNA), and the board of directors of Partnership for Public Service. the Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary School She is a past member of the Internews Network's board of directors. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group.
    On a visit to Pakistan in 2015, Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders that attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threatened regional security.
    More Details Hide Details Rice also delivered an invitation from President Obama for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit the United States in October. The meetings came at a tense time for Pakistan's relations with neighbors Afghanistan and archrival India, along with uncertainty over whether the United States would release $300 million in military aid to Pakistan. Media reports suggested the money could be held back if the United States determined Pakistan was not doing enough to combat the Haqqani network, accused of some of the deadliest attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan.
    In releasing the 2015 National Security Strategy, Rice said that the US was pursuing an "ambitious yet achievable agenda" overseas.
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  • 2014
    Age 49
    In May 2014, Rice traveled to Israel for meetings with Israeli officials in which nuclear talks with Iran were discussed.
    More Details Hide Details Rice's visit, the first in her role as national security adviser, came as peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed. The Obama administration made clear that Rice's trip was part of regularly scheduled talks and that the stalled Middle East peace discussions were not on the agenda. However, White House Spokesman Jay Carney said negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program would be on the agenda, among other topics.
  • 2013
    Age 48
    Rice was sworn in as the 24th National Security Advisor on July 1, 2013.
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    Rice was picked to succeed Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor immediately following Donilon's resignation on June 5, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The position of National Security Advisor does not require Senate approval.
  • 2012
    Age 47
    Rice's name was mentioned as a possible replacement for retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, but on December 13, 2012, following ongoing controversy related to the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, she announced that she was withdrawing her name from consideration, saying that if nominated "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly".
    More Details Hide Details Rice succeeded Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor on July 1, 2013. Rice was born in Washington, D.C., to Emmett J. Rice (1919–2011), Cornell University economics professor and the second black governor of the Federal Reserve System, and education policy scholar Lois Fitt (née Dickson), currently at the Brookings Institution. Her maternal grandparents were Jamaican. Her parents divorced when Rice was ten years of age. Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private girls' day school. She played point guard in basketball and directed the offense, acquiring the nickname Spo, short for "Sportin'". Rice said that her parents taught her to "never use race as an excuse or advantage" and as a young girl she "dreamed of becoming the first U.S. senator from the District of Columbia". She also held "lingering fears" that her accomplishments would be diminished by people who attributed them to affirmative action. After her father's death in 2011, she said, "He believed segregation had constrained him from being all he could be. The psychological hangover of that took him decades to overcome. His most fervent wish was that we not have that psychological baggage."
    On December 13, 2012, in a letter to President Barack Obama, Rice asked him to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State.
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    Rice stated that her claims about Benghazi were based on the unclassified version of information approved by United States intelligence services. Some Republican Senators, who would have had a vote on whether to confirm Rice, also voiced objections and said their meetings with Rice at the end of November 2012 did not ease their concerns. The Senate supported a resolution saying, "the violence in Benghazi coincided with an attack on the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which was also swarmed by an angry mob of protesters on September 11, 2012", and making no mention of Al Qaeda.
    More Details Hide Details During a house hearing on May 8, 2013, an email, which was never classified, that was sent on September 12, 2012 to Susan Rice as well as many other members of the State Department, was read aloud by Representative Trey Gowdy (R). The email stated clearly that the attacks were committed by Islamists, with no mention of an "angry mob" or protestors. Gowdy said the Obama administration was "changing names" and "creating aliases" of Benghazi survivors and "dispersing them around the country" to keep them out of sight. According to The New York Times, both protesters angered by an anti-Muslim video and Islamic militants were involved, but no links to Al Qaeda or other officially known terrorist groups were found. It said, "Anger at the video motivated the initial attack." Khattala, an alleged terrorist who was captured for his role in directing attackers, said that an anti-Mohammed video inspired attacks at Benghazi.
    Human rights activists took issue with Rice and U.S. foreign policy generally in 2012 for working against UN statements that criticized Rwanda for supporting a rebel group in Congo known for committing atrocities. On September 11, 2012, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya was attacked, resulting in the deaths of the United States Ambassador to Libya J.
    More Details Hide Details Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALS, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods. On September 16, Rice appeared on CBS's political TV show Face the Nation and ABC's This Week to state that the attack was a direct result of a "heinous and offensive video", and was spontaneous, not preplanned. She added (on a different subject), "we've decimated al-Qaeda." Although Rice said that the attack "began spontaneously", Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management, had said prior to her interview that he believed the assault was planned, and other sources, including Libyan President Mohammed Magariaf, had expressed the view that the attack was pre-planned and that there was an al-Qaeda link. Rice qualified her remarks about the attack, saying, "We'll want to see the results of FBI investigation to draw any definitive conclusions." She made similar statements on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Meet the Press, State of the Union with Candy Crowley, and Fox News Sunday. 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Obama on November 19 to say Rice's statements were "misleading" and that she should accordingly not be considered a candidate to succeed Hillary Clinton in 2013 as Secretary of State.
    In January 2012, after the Russian and Chinese veto of another Security Council resolution calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, Rice strongly condemned both countries, saying, "They put a stake in the heart of efforts to resolve this conflict peacefully", and adding that "we the United States are standing with the people of Syria.
    More Details Hide Details Russia and China are obviously with Assad." In her words, "the United States is disgusted that a couple of members of this Council continue to prevent us from fulfilling our sole purpose". Some Security Council diplomats took issue with Rice's negotiating style, calling it "rude" and overly blunt. According to David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy magazine, Rice is known for her "abrasiveness" but has the asset of a close relationship with the U.S. president.
    In 2012, when serving as UN ambassador, Rice opposed efforts to publicly censure Rwandan President Paul Kagame for again supporting a Congolese rebel group, this time in the 2012 Congo conflict, despite the sacking of the regional capital of Goma.
    More Details Hide Details The Rwandan government was a client when Rice worked at Intellibridge in 2001–02.
  • 2011
    Age 46
    As the 2011 Libyan civil war progressed, Rice made clear that the United States and the international community saw a clear choice for Gaddafi and his aides: step down from power or face significant consequences.
    More Details Hide Details Rice offered some of the toughest rhetoric toward Gaddafi, blasting his denials of atrocities against his own citizens as "frankly, delusional". Several UN diplomats said that in a closed door meeting on April 28, Rice's claims of Gaddafi's atrocities included the issuance of Viagra to loyalists in order to further terrorize the population with sexual violence. Together with National Security Council figure Samantha Power, who already supported military intervention, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who came to support it, the three overcame internal opposition from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, security adviser Thomas E. Donilon, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, to have the administration advance a UN proposal to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and authorize other military actions as necessary. On March 17, 2011, the UK, France and Lebanon joined the U.S. to vote for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 while Brazil, Germany, and India joined permanent Security Council members China and Russia in abstaining. Rice and Clinton played major roles in gaining approval for the resolution. Clinton said the same day that establishing a no-fly zone over Libya would require the bombing of air defenses. Rice said, "we are interested in a broad range of actions that will effectively protect civilians and increase the pressure on the Gaddafi regime to halt the killing and to allow the Libyan people to express themselves in their aspirations for the future freely and peacefully".
  • 2010
    Age 45
    It had previously been updated in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In a letter outlining the strategy, President Obama said that the US would "always defend our interests and uphold our commitments to allies and partners", adding, "But we have to make hard choices among many competing priorities and we must always resist the overreach that comes when we make decisions based upon fear."
    The 2010 National Security Strategy was referred to by Rice as a "dramatic departure" from its predecessor.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    On December 1, 2008, Rice was nominated by president-elect Obama to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a position which he restored to cabinet level.
    More Details Hide Details Rice became the second youngest person and the first African American woman to represent the U.S. at the UN. Reportedly Rice had coveted the post of National Security Advisor, which instead went to retired United States Marine Corps General, James L. Jones, and she and most of Obama's original foreign policy team were disappointed that they were not picked for the top posts in Obama's administration. Rice had a poor relationship with State Department veteran Richard Holbrooke, whom she considered to be meddling on her turf and who in return had viewed her as incompetent.
    On November 5, 2008, Rice was named to the advisory board of the Obama–Biden Transition Project.
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    Rice went on leave from the Brookings Institution to serve as a senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign.
    More Details Hide Details She was one of the first high-profile foreign policy staffers to sign onto Obama's campaign, as most of her peers had supported Hillary Clinton during the presidential primaries. Rice took a disparaging view of Obama's Republican opponent in the campaign, John McCain, calling his policies "reckless" and dismissing the Arizona senator's trip to Iraq as "strolling around the market in a flak jacket".
  • 2004
    Age 39
    During the 2004 presidential campaign, Rice served as a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    In 2002, she joined the Brookings Institution as senior fellow in the foreign policy program.
    More Details Hide Details At Brookings, she focused on U.S. foreign policy, weak and failing states, the implications of global poverty, and transnational threats to security.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    Rice was managing director and principal at Intellibridge from 2001 to 2002.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    On July 7, 1998, Rice was a member of an American delegation to visit detained Nigerian president-elect Basorun M.K.O. Abiola.
    More Details Hide Details During this meeting, Abiola suffered a fatal heart attack. Although Rice supported the Lomé Peace Accord, some observers criticized the Sierra Leone agreement as too indulgent of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and for bringing the war criminal Foday Sankoh into government, leading to the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1313, which blamed the RUF for the continuing conflict in the west African country.
  • 1997
    Age 32
    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a longtime mentor and family friend to Rice, urged Clinton to appoint Rice as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Rice was not the first choice of Congressional Black Caucus leaders, who considered her a member of "Washington's assimilationist black elite". At a confirmation hearing chaired by Senator Jesse Helms, Rice, who attended the hearing along with her infant son whom she was then nursing, made a great impression on senators from both parties and "sailed through the confirmation process".
  • 1996
    Age 31
    Rice supported the Rwandan, Ugandan, AFDL and Angolan invasion of Zaire (later known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from Rwanda in 1996 and overthrow of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, saying privately that "Anything's better than Mobutu."
    More Details Hide Details According to Gérard Prunier, a staffer to the Assistant Secretary said that "the only thing we have to do is look the other way", with respect to Rwanda's continued intervention. New York Times correspondent Howard W. French said that according to his sources, Rice herself made the remark. It should be noted the Congo Wars spearheaded by Rwanda led to over five million deaths.
  • 1994
    Age 29
    At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rice reportedly said, "If we use the word 'genocide' and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November election?" She subsequently acknowledged the mistakes made at the time and felt that a debt needed repaying.
    More Details Hide Details The inability or failure of the Clinton administration to do anything about the genocide would form her later views on possible military interventions. She said of the experience: "I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required."
  • 1993
    Age 28
    Rice served in the Clinton administration in various capacities: at the National Security Council (NSC) from 1993 to 1997; as director for international organizations and peacekeeping from 1993 to 1995; and as special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs from 1995 to 1997.
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  • 1992
    Age 27
    Rice married Canadian-born ABC News producer Ian Officer Cameron on September 12, 1992 at the St. Albans School chapel.
    More Details Hide Details They met as students at Stanford. They have two children, Jake and Maris. Susan Rice is not related to Condoleezza Rice, the 20th National Security Advisor. Rice was inducted into Stanford's Black Alumni Hall of Fame in 2002. Articles Documents
  • 1990
    Age 25
    She was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, from mid-1990, when she received her degree from Oxford, to early 1992, when she worked for the Clinton campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Rice worked in McKinsey's Toronto office for a time.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    Islamists took control in Sudan in a 1989 coup d'état and the United States adopted a policy of disengagement with the authoritarian regime throughout the 1990s. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, however, some critics charged that the U.S. should have moderated its policy toward Sudan earlier, since the influence of Islamists there waned in the second half of 1990s and Sudanese officials began to indicate an interest in accommodating U.S. concerns with respect to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, who had been living in Sudan until he was expelled in May 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Timothy M. Carney, U.S. ambassador to Sudan between September 1995 and November 1997, co-authored an op-ed in 2002 claiming that in 1997 Sudan offered to turn over its intelligence on bin Laden but that Rice, as NSC Africa specialist, together with then NSC terrorism specialist Richard A. Clarke, successfully lobbied for continuing to bar U.S. officials, including the CIA and FBI, from engaging with the Khartoum government. Similar allegations (that Rice joined others in missing an opportunity to cooperate with Sudan on counterterrorism) were made by Vanity Fair contributing editor David Rose and Richard Miniter, author of Losing Bin Laden.
  • 1988
    Age 23
    Rice was a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis during the 1988 presidential election.
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    Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, Rice attended New College, Oxford, where she earned a MPhil in 1988 and DPhil in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details The Chatham House-British International Studies Association honored her dissertation entitled, "Commonwealth Initiative in Zimbabwe, 1979–1980: Implication for International Peacekeeping" as the UK's most distinguished in international relations.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    Rice attended Stanford University, where she received a Truman Scholarship and graduated with a BA in history in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details She earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
  • 1964
    Born on November 17, 1964.
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