Susan Rice Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Susan Rice

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November 17, 1964

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Susan Rice was born on November 17, 1964. She is an American politician. She has served as the 24th United States National Security Advisor. Rice was also a former United States diplomat and the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She has held various posts as a public official in the United States. She is currently fifty three years old.

Early Life

Susan Elizabeth Rice was born on November 17, 1964, in Washington DC, United States of America. She was born to Emmett J. Rice who was the second black governor of the Federal Reserve System and Lois Dickinson. When she was ten years old, her parents divorced. She attended the National Cathedral School in Washington DC where she was a student council president, athlete, and valedictorian. She later joined Stanford University where she got a Truman Scholarship. In 1986, she graduated from the school with a BA in history. At the university, she got membership into the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.

Rice later attended New College, Oxford vide a Rhodes scholarship. In 1988, she earned an MPhil from the university. Two years later, she received a DPhil from the same institution. Her dissertation ‘Commonwealth Initiative in Zimbabwe, 1979-1980: Implication for International Peacekeeping’ was honoured by the Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs. In 1988, she was a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis during the elections. In 1990, she became a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. She worked there until 1992.



In 1993, Susan Rice worked for the Clinton administration at the National Security Council until 1997. In the same year, she was appointed the director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping, a post she held up to 1995. In 1995, she was appointed as a special assistant to the President and the senior director for African Affairs. She held the post up to 1997. In 1997, Rice was appointed as assistant secretary of State for African Affairs.

In 2001, she became the managing director and principal at Intellibridge until 2002. The following year, she became a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the foreign policy program. In 2004, she was appointed as a foreign policy adviser for John Kerry during the elections. In 2008, she became a senior policy adviser to Barack Obama in his presidential campaign. In the same year, she became a member of the advisory board of the Obama Biden Transition Project. The same year also saw her being appointed as the United Ambassador to the United Nations by President Barack Obama.

In 2013, Susan Rice replaced Tom Donilon as the National Security Advisor. In 2017, she became a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow in the School of International Service at American University. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors at Netflix.


Awards and Achievements

In 2002, Susan Rice was inducted into the Stanford Black Alumni Hall of Fame.


Personal Life

Susan Rice got married to Ian Officer Cameron on September 12, 1992. They were married at the St. Albans School Chapel. Together they have two children, John David Rice Cameron and Maris. She loves playing tennis when she is free. She is currently fifty three years old.

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