Dr. Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and professor of political science at Stanford University. From January 2005 to 2009, she served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States. Prior to assuming that position, she served as the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (the National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005. Dr. Rice joined the Stanford University faculty as a professor of political science in 1981 and served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993 to 1999. She was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1991 to 1993 and returned to the Hoover Institution after serving as Provost until 2001.
Dr. Rice earned her PhD from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981 and her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1975. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974.