Susan Rice facts for kids
|National Security Advisor|
July 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Thomas Donilon|
|Succeeded by||Michael T. Flynn (Designate)|
|27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
January 22, 2009 – July 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Zalmay Khalilzad|
|Succeeded by||Rosemary DiCarlo (Acting)|
|12th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs|
October 9, 1997 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||George Moose|
|Succeeded by||Walter Kansteiner|
Susan Elizabeth Rice
November 17, 1964
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Stanford University
New College, Oxford
Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat. She is the current National Security Advisor.
Rice is an African American whose maternal grandparents were Jamaican. She was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice was confirmed as UN ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009.
She is the first Jamaican-American woman to hold that office. Rice succeeded Tom Donilon as National Security Adviser. Donilon's resignation was announced on June 5, 2013.
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Rice attends a briefing on Afghanistan in the Situation Room of the White House, October 2009
Rice and President Obama meet with Saudi Arabia's Minister of the National Guard, Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, November 19, 2014
Rice (next to column behind President Obama) at Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa, December 2013
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