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Susan Rice
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National Security Advisor
Assumed office
July 1, 2013
President Barack Obama
Deputy Tony Blinken
Preceded by Thomas Donilon
Succeeded by Michael T. Flynn (Designate)
27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 22, 2009 – July 1, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Zalmay Khalilzad
Succeeded by Rosemary DiCarlo (Acting)
12th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
In office
October 9, 1997 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by George Moose
Succeeded by Walter Kansteiner
Personal details
Born
Susan Elizabeth Rice

November 17, 1964 (1964-11-17) (age 54)
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.

Rice was born on November 17, 1964 in Washington, D.C.. She studied at Stanford University and the New College, Oxford.

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