American political scientist and diplomat, Condoleezza Rice was the 66th United States Secretary of State and the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. She was also the first female African-American Secretary of State, as well as the second African-American Secretary of State, and the second female Secretary of State. Ms Rice was the National Security Advisor for former President Bush during his first term in the year 2000, making her the first woman to serve in that position.
However, following the end former President Bush’s administration in 2009, Ms Rice returned to Stanford University where she formerly served as Provost after her academic fellowship, to continue as a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. In September 2010, she became a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy. Recognized as one of Forbes world’s most influential people over the years, she is also on the Board of Directors of Dropbox and Makena Capital Management, LLC.
Since her retirement as Secretary of State, Ms Rice has documented her experiences in politics in several books and has been seen giving speeches and advise on career advancement and business at different conferences and engagements, such as the KPMG Women Leadership Summit this year. She has also made an appearance on air commenting on President Trump’s recent administration, particularly on the June Summit between Trump and Kim-Jong-un, and why the US President should allow seasoned diplomats to handle negotiations with North-Korea.
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