Susan E. Rice
National Security Council, 1993-1997
Director for International Organizations & Peacekeeping
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1997-2001
Brookings Institution Fellow
Meeting/Q&A with students 4:30-5:30pm DuPont Hall 140
Public event 7:30pm Mitchell Hall
Former White House National Security Council staffer Susan E. Rice is the next speaker in UD's America and the Global Community series. Dr. Rice will speak at 7:30 pm in Mitchell Hall, on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. The event is free and open to members of the University and local community. Dr. Rice will meet with students to answer questions about U.S. national security policy at 4:30pm in Gore 102.
Dr. Rice is currently a Senior Fellow and Stephen and Barbara Friedman Endowed Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. At Brookings, Dr. Rice is examining transnational security threats, the security implications of globalization and new strategies for corporate social responsibility investing.
From June 2001-August 2002, Dr. Rice was Managing Director and Principal of Intellibridge International in Washington, D.C, an internet-based information/analytical firm providing customized open-source intelligence to corporations, governments and international organizations. From 1997-2001, Rice was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, where she formulated and implemented overall US policy towards 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, including political, economic, security and humanitarian issues. She oversaw management of 43 US Embassies, over 5000 U.S. and Foreign Service national employees, a Bureau operating budget of over $100 million and a program budget of approximately $160 million, annually.
From 1995-1997, Dr. Rice served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) and, from 1993-1995, as Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping at the NSC. Prior to her White House tenure, Rice was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company in Toronto, where she served clients in oil and gas, steel, transportation, retail, public/non-governmental and pulp/paper sectors.
Dr. Rice was the co-recipient of the White House's 2000 Samuel Nelson Drew Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to the formation of peaceful, cooperative relationships between states. She was awarded the Chatham House-British International Studies Association Prize for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in the United Kingdom in the field of International Relations. Dr. Rice is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several boards including the National Democratic Institute, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the Internews Corporation.
Rice received B.A. in History from Stanford and an M.Phil. from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She also received a D.Phil. (Ph.D) in International Relations from Oxford. She is married with one son.
Link to Stanford Alumni Magazine article on Dr. Rice.