|National Security Advisor|
|July 1, 2013-Present|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||June 15, 2013|
|Appointed||July 1, 2013|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
|Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs|
|High school||National Cathedral School|
|Ph.D.||New College, Oxford University|
|Birthday||November 17, 1964|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C.|
Rice's political career began with the National Security Council under President Clinton in 1993. She also spent time as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs before being appointed U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Rice was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where she was exposed to political ideas throughout her childhood. Her father, Emmett Rice, was an economics professor at Cornell University, as well as a governor of the Federal Reserve System. Her mother, Lois Dickson Fitt, researched education policy and was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. Her mother also served on the school board of Rice's school, the National Cathedral School, with Madeleine Albright, whom Rice credits as an influence on her personal and professional life. Rice attended Stanford University and continued her education at New College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning her Master's degree and Ph.D. in international relations.
- 1986: Graduated from Stanford University
- 1990: Earned Ph.D. from New College, Oxford University
- 1990-1993: International Management Consultant for McKinsey & Company
- 1993-1995: Director of International Organizations and Peacekeeping for the National Security Council
- 1995-1997: Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs for the National Security Council
- 1997-2001: United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
- 2002-2009: Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
- 2007-2008: Senior Advisor for National Security Affairs on the Obama Change for America Campaign
- 2009-2013: United States Ambassador to the United Nations
- 2013-Present: National Security Advisor
On September 11, 2012, the Islamic militant group, Ansar al-Sharia, attacked the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed. Rice participated in a number of interviews following the attacks during President Obama's presidential campaign. She labeled the attack a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video made by an American that was shown in the region. The Obama administration acknowledged later that it was a premeditated attack. Rice insisted she gave responses based on the intelligence she had received to that point, even though the interviews were five days after the attacks. Rice was a leading candidate to be nominated to succeed Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State, but it wasn't believed she would pass through confirmation due to her misrepresentation of the Benghazi attacks. She withdrew from consideration in December 2012.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rice's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $27,671,213.00 and $50,623,011.00. That averages to $39,147,112.00, which ranks 5th among executive branch members.
Rice is married to television producer Ian Cameron, with whom she has two children.
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- NBC News, "Obama appoints Susan Rice as national security advisor," June 5, 2013
- Foreign Policy, "Susan Rice Finally Has Her Perfect Job: Head-Knocker in Chief," July 1, 2013
- Biography.com, "Susan Rice biography," accessed June 13, 2013
- U.S. Department of State, "Susan E. Rice biography," accessed June 13, 2013
- CNN, "Benghazi Attack Timeline," August 7, 2013
- Wall Street Journal, "Flashback: What Susan Rice Said About Benghazi," November 16, 2012
- Foreign Policy, "Obama Official: Benghazi was a Terrorist Attack," September 19, 2012
- The Atlantic, "Susan Rice Blames Bad Benghazi Intelligence for Her Misleading Version of Events," October 16, 2012
- CNN, "Susan Rice withdraws from consideration as secretary of state," December 13, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Susan Rice, 2011" accessed June 13, 2013
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