Dr. Condoleezza Rice (until 30 June 2018)

Dr.  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.  From January 2005 to 2009, Dr. Rice served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post.  Prior to that, she served as an Assistant to the President (George W. Bush) for National Security Affairs, the first woman to hold the position.

Dr. Rice serves on various Boards and Committees including the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute.  She is currently a member of the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan.  Previously, Dr. Rice served on the Boards of Charles Schwab Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Transamerica and Hewlett-Packard, San Francisco Symphony and University of Notre Dame.

Over the years, Dr. Rice received numerous honours and awards, honorary doctorates and fellowships including State Honours from the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Liberia and the Republic of Hungary in 2008.  She also won two of the highest academic honours from Stanford University: Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1984 and School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1993.  Dr. Rice is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Rice has authored and co-authored many publications including No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011) and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010); Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (1995) with Philip Zelikow; The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin; and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). 

Dr. Rice holds a B.A. from the University of Denver and an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame.  She earned her Ph.D from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.