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Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State
United States
Condoleezza Rice is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. Ms. Rice is the first African American woman, second African American, and second... Condoleezza Rice is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. Ms. Rice is the first African American woman, second African American, and second woman to serve as Secretary of State.

Before her current role, Condoleezza Rice was a Professor of political science at Stanford University, followed by her position as Present Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term (2001-2005).

In 2004 and 2005, she was ranked as the most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine and number two in 2006. She is also one of only three people to have been ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine more than three times.

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  1. It is really important that people around the world get to know Americans and that Americans get to know people from around the world. There are so many misconceptions about what Americans are like… really take advantage of the opportunity to get to know other cultures, to get to know other languages, to travel to other places…And, as importantly, meeting Americans when they travel abroad widens other people's horizons about us.
    25 answers – Personal
  2. The transformative capability of American higher education has been very clear to me in my work as a professor because I witnessed the life changing potential of international exchange among my American students who studied abroad and among the diverse foreign students who studied at Stanford from every region of the world who regularly enriched my classrooms in ways that only they could do.
    16 answers – For African Americans – For Asian/ Pacific Americans – For Hispanic/ Latin@ – Personal – For Native Americans
  3. …I remember teaching a young woman from Timishoara, Romania, who had been through as a 13-year old, some of the worst violence in Romania during the December Revolution. And one day, we were talking and she wanted to know whether in segregated Birmingham in 1963 during violence I had experienced something like she had where young children had been killed. And I told her about my experience in losing a little classmate…And I suddenly realized that across this vast divide from Romania to Birmingham, Alabama, there was a common experience that brought us together…She's a student that will always -- I'll always remember…
    8 answers – Personal
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