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.
Official portrait, 2013
|Director of the Domestic Policy Council|
|Assumed office |
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)
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.
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.
2018 U.S. Senate race in MaineEdit
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 electionEdit
- Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser Susan Rice to take over at Washington Post.com
- "Ambassador Susan Rice Joins American University School of International Service | News | School of International Service | American University, Washington D.C." American University. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
- Spangler, Todd (March 28, 2018). "Netflix Names Former Obama Adviser and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to Board". Variety. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- Bradner, Eric. "Susan Rice tweets 'Me' when asked who could challenge Sen. Collins in 2020". CNN. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- "Does Collins already have a challenger in Maine? 'Me,' says former Obama official". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- Susan Rice Says She Won't Challenge Susan Collins in 2020, Associated Press (April 11, 2019).
- "In VP search, Biden has a known quantity in Susan Rice". AP NEWS. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
- @ZekeJMiller (December 10, 2020). "WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden taps former Obama adviser and envoy Susan Rice to lead White House Domestic Policy Council" (Tweet). Retrieved December 10, 2020 – via Twitter.
- Pager, Tyler (December 10, 2020). "Biden taps Susan Rice for top White House domestic policy job". POLITICO. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
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- United States Mission to the United Nations Archived 2006-04-12 at the Wayback Machine
- The Ethiopian-Eritrean War: U.S. Policy Options Before the House Committee on International Relations, Africa Subcommittee, May 25, 1999. . Retrieved 2008-05-13.
- Fox News Interview with Laura Ingraham (video)
- Interview with Dave Ross on MyNorthwest.com (audio)
- Profile on Foreign Policy