|22nd Director of the Domestic Policy Council|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2021
Christen Linke Young
|Preceded by||Joe Grogan|
|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. In 2021, Rice became the Director of the Domestic Policy Council under the Joe Biden presidency. 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.
Obama administration[change | change source]
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.
Post-Obama presidency activities[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
In July 2020, it was widely reported that Rice was under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate for Vice President in the 2020 general election.
Biden administration[change | change source]
On December 10, 2020, it was reported that Rice was picked by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Director of the Domestic Policy Council in the Biden administration.
Personal life[change | change source]
Rice was born on November 17, 1964 in Washington, D.C.. She studied at Stanford University and the New College, Oxford. Rice is an African American whose maternal grandparents were Jamaican.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser Susan Rice to take over Archived 2019-11-30 at the Wayback Machine 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.
Other websites[change | change source]
- United States Mission to the United Nations Archived 2006-04-12 at the Wayback Machine
- The Ethiopian-Eritrean War: U.S. Policy Options Archived 2017-10-19 at the Wayback Machine 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
- 1964 births
- Living people
- African American politicians
- Businesspeople from Maine
- Businesspeople from Washington, D.C.
- Politicians from Maine
- Politicians from Washington, D.C.
- United States Ambassadors to the United Nations
- United States National Security Advisors
- Democratic Party (United States) politicians