|United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
|January 22, 2009-Present|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||December 1, 2008|
|Confirmed||January 22, 2009|
|Appointed||January 22, 2009|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|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 the ambassador to the U.N.
President Obama selected Rice to become the successor to National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on June 5, 2013. She is expected to transition to the position in July 2013, when Donilon will officially step down. Obama nominated Samantha Powers to succeed Rice as U.N. ambassador.
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, and 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-Present: United States ambassador to the United Nations
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.
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Rice is married to television producer Ian Cameron with whom she has two children.
- U.S. Department of State, "Susan E. Rice biography," (accessed June 13, 2013)
- Biography.com, "Susan Rice biography," (accessed June 13, 2013)
- Politico, "Obama names Susan Rice new NSA, Samantha Power as U.N. ambassador," June 5, 2013 (accessed June 13, 2013)
- OpenSecrets.org, "Susan Rice, 2011" (accessed June 13, 2013)
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