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Official portrait, 2013
|Director of the Domestic Policy Council|
January 20, 2021
|Preceded by||Brooke Rollins|
|24th United States National Security Advisor|
July 1, 2013 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Thomas E. Donilon|
|Succeeded by||Michael Flynn|
|27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
January 26, 2009 – June 30, 2013
|Preceded by||Zalmay Khalilzad|
|Succeeded by||Samantha Power|
|12th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs|
October 14, 1997 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||George Moose|
|Succeeded by||Walter H. Kansteiner III|
Susan Elizabeth Rice
November 17, 1964
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Ian O. Cameron (m. 1992)
|Parents||Emmett J. Rice (father)
Lois Dickson Rice (mother)
|Education||Stanford University (BA)
University of Oxford (MPhil, DPhil)
Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat. She was the National Security Advisor from 2013 through 2017 during the Barack Obama presidency. Before, she was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations between 2009 to 2013. In 2021, she became the Director of the Domestic Policy Council under the Joe Biden presidency.
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.
On March 8, 2017, Rice joined American University as a distinguished visiting research fellow in the School of International Service (SIS) at the university. In her residency she planned to work on her next book and mentoring young SIS students.
On March 28, 2018, Rice was appointed to the board of directors at Netflix.
2018 U.S. Senate race in Maine
After U.S. senator Susan Collins from Maine voted in favor of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Rice publicly considered a challenge to Collins in 2020. In April 2019, however, Rice announced that she would not seek a Senate run against Collins in 2020.
2020 presidential election
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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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