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Susan Rice

24th United States National Security Advisor

Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat. She was the National Security Advisor from 2013 through 2017.

Susan Rice
Susan Rice, official State Dept photo portrait, 2009.jpg
National Security Advisor
In office
July 1, 2013 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyTony Blinken
Preceded byThomas Donilon
Succeeded byMichael T. Flynn
27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 22, 2009 – July 1, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byZalmay Khalilzad
Succeeded byRosemary DiCarlo (Acting)
12th Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
In office
October 9, 1997 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byGeorge Moose
Succeeded byWalter Kansteiner
Personal details
Susan Elizabeth Rice

(1964-11-17) November 17, 1964 (age 54)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materStanford University
New College, Oxford

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.[1]

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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