Skip to main content

View Diary: Congresswomen step-up for Susan Rice (205 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Glad this gave you more (12+ / 0-)

    information about her qualifications.  I won't object to whomever the POTUS picks - but I am rooting for her.

    Here is more background from NY Times
    http://topics.nytimes.com/...

    Background

    Susan Elizabeth Rice was born on Nov. 17, 1964, in Washington, D.C. Her father, Dr. Emmett J. Rice, was a former governor on the Federal Reserve Board. Her mother, Lois Dickson Fitt, is an education policy specialist at the Brookings Institution.

    Ms. Rice earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford and a master’s degree and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

    She spent eight years at the White House and the State Department under President Clinton. Ms. Rice was a member of the National Security Council staff, first as director for international organizations and peacekeeping, and then as a special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs. A protégé of Madeleine K. Albright when Ms. Albright was secretary of state during the Clinton years, Ms. Rice catapulted over more veteran officials in 1997 when she was given the job as assistant secretary of state for African affairs. She has special expertise in the problems posed by weak and failed states, global poverty and transnational security threats.

    Ms. Rice also has had experience with Al Qaeda — she was the top diplomat for African issues during the 1998 terrorist bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

    After working in the Clinton administration, Ms. Rice was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was also a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.

    She is married to Ian Cameron, the Canadian-born former executive producer of ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” They have two children.

    If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:13:40 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  thanks for that quote (2+ / 0-)

      now I am not only rooting for her and want to plant her, but bring some good humus organic soil, water her well, and take care of her and let her grow.

      I am very curious to learn more about her.

      She has special expertise in the problems posed by weak and failed states, global poverty and transnational security threats.

      Ms. Rice also has had experience with Al Qaeda — she was the top diplomat for African issues during the 1998 terrorist bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

    •  A Rhodes Scholar (5+ / 0-)

      with a doctorate in international relations from Oxford! No wonder the rethugs are attacking her. People with nefarious goals don't want smart people around! Clearly, they don't want smart people to meddle in their wars. Might upset the military-industrial complex.

      This makes it clear. Thank you, Denise.

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 09:08:39 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site