Condoleezza Rice Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of state.

Personal

Birth date: 十一月 14, 1954
出生地: Birmingham, 阿拉巴马州
    Birth name: Condoleezza Rice
    父亲: John Wesley Rice Jr., minister and dean
    母亲: Angelena (Ray) 白饭, a high school teacher
    Education: University of Denver, B. A., 1974; 圣母大学, Master’s degree, 1975; University of Denver, Ph.D., 1981

    Other Facts

    Name is from the Italiancon dolcezzameaningwith sweetness.
    She enrolled in the University of Denver at the age of 15, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. 在...的年龄 19.
    At the University of Denver, she studied under Josef Korbel, the father of Madeleine Albright.
    Has served on the boards of Dropbox, Chevron, Charles Schwab, the University of Notre Dame, and the Rand Corporation, 除其他外.
    She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
    As a professor at Stanford, she won the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

    Timeline

    1981 – Appointed to the faculty of Stanford University as a professor of political science.
    1986 – Serves as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, while also an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    1989 – Appointed Special Assistant to President George H. W. 衬套 for National Security Affairs.
    游行 1991 – Resigns as Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
    1993 – Becomes the the first woman and the first African-American to become provost of Stanford University. She was also the youngest person ever appointed provost.
    June 1999 – Resigns as Provost of Stanford University, but remains a faculty member.
    一月 22, 2001-2005 – National Security Adviser to 总统乔治·W. 衬套. She is the first woman to hold this post.
    十月 5, 2003 – The White Houses announces the formation of the Iraqi Stabilization Group, headed by Rice. The group will consist of four coordinating committees: counter-terrorism, economic development, political affairs, and media relations. The committees will be headed by four of Rice’s deputies and will include representatives from the CIA and the under secretaries from the State, Defense and Treasury Departments.
    四月 8, 2004 – Rice testifies in public, under oath before the 9-11 Commission after weeks of requests for her to do so. She has previously met with the Commission in private.
    十一月 20, 2004 – Rice is released from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC., after undergoing a uterine fibroid embolization the day before.
    2004-2007 – Time Magazine names Rice as one of the World’s Most Influential People.
    一月 26, 2005 – Confirmed as US secretary of state by a vote of 85 至 13 in the Senate. She is the first African-American woman to hold this position.
    一月 28, 2005-一月 20, 2009 – Serves as the 66th US 国务卿.
    七月 24, 2006 – Arrives in the Middle East to discuss a peace plan between 以色列黎巴嫩 after violence erupts.
    八月 16, 2008 – Oversees a cease-fire agreement between Russia and Georgia.
    九月 5, 2008 – Meets with Moammar GadhafiLibya, the first visit by a US secretary of state to Libya since 1953.
    一月 28, 2009 – Stanford University announces that Rice will returnas a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution.
    February 2009 – Agrees to a three-book deal with Crown Publishers starting with a memoir about her years in the George W. Bush Administration.
    十一月 2009 – Is a founding partner of the RiceHadley Group (now RiceHadleyGates LLC), an advisory firm, along with former George W. Bush Administration National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.
    七月 28, 2010 – Plays the piano during a performance with theQueen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin and the Philadelphia Orchestra for a charity event to raise money for inner city music education.
    十月 12, 2010 – Rice’s memoir, “Extraordinary, Ordinary People,” is released. The book details Rice’s childhood in segregated Alabama.
    十一月 1, 2011 – Rice’s memoir, “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington,” is published.
    八月 20, 2012 – Along with financier Darla Moore, becomes the first woman admitted as a member to Augusta National Golf Club.
    十月 16, 2013 – Rice is announced as one of 13 成员College Football Playoff selection committee.
    可能 3, 2014 – Rice declines to speak at Rutgers University’s May 18th commencement after students and faculty opposed her support of the Iraq war.
    可能 9, 2017 Rice’s book, “民主: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom,” is published.
    十月 11, 2017 – It is announced that Rice has agreed to chair the NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball.
    可能 2018 – Rice and co-author Amy Zegart’s book, “Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity,” is published.
      九月 1, 2020Rice assumes her position as director of the Hoover Institution.

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