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Condoleezza Rice

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Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She's also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates. From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as 66th Secretary of State of the United States. Secretary Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor from January 2001 to 2005. She served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999. From 1989 through March 1991, Secretary Rice served on President George H.W. Bush’s NSC staff. She served as Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. She's authored and coauthored numerous books, including three bestsellers, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom; No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington; and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family. She currently serves on the boards of Dropbox, C3 and Makena Capital. In addition, she's vice chair of the board of governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and a trustee of the Aspen Institute. Born in Birmingham, AL, Secretary Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is co-chair of the Aspen Strategy Group.