Susan Rice

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 14:15, 18 June 2013 by PhilH (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Susan Rice
Susan Rice.jpg
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 22, 2009-Present
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
NominatedDecember 1, 2008
ConfirmedJanuary 22, 2009
AppointedJanuary 22, 2009
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
High schoolNational Cathedral School
Bachelor'sStanford University
Ph.D.New College, Oxford University
Date of birthNovember 17, 1964
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
Office website
Susan Elizabeth Rice (b. November 17, 1964 in Washington, D.C.) is the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 2009 by unanimous vote.[1]

Rice's political career began with the National Security Council under President Clinton in 1993.[2] She also spent time as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs before being appointed the ambassador to the U.N.[2]

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.[3]


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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Rice's academic, professional and political career:[2][1]

  • 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

Confirmation vote

Rice was confirmed by voice vote on January 22, 2009 by members of the United States Senate.[1]


Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - 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.[4]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Susan + Rice + Ambassador + United + Nations

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...


Rice is married to television producer Ian Cameron with whom she has two children.[2]

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Zalmay Khalilzad
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Succeeded by