Condoleezza Rice.

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Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. She has often said that to get ahead she had to be "twice as good" and her childhood chiseled her strong determination and self-respect. Her parents taught her that education provided armor against segregation and prejudice. As the civil rights movement reached her town, where racism ran out of control, Ms. Rice says she felt insulted from the confusion all around her.

Ms. Rice worked her way to college by the age of 15. Then, she graduated at 19 from the University of Denver with a degree in political science. From the University of Notre Dame in 1975 she gained her master's; and her Ph. D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. Dr. Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from the More house College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995.

Then, she resides in Washington, D.C.

Condoleezza Rice was a Professor and provost at Stanford University, and Hoover Institute fellow. Her government policy experience was a National Security Council staff, 1989-1991, as a director and then senior director of Soviet and East European Affairs; later named special assistant to the national security affairs advisor.

Ms. Rice is known for her expertise on Russian affairs and arms control. She supports a ballistic missile defense for the United States and has raised questions about current U.S. military deployments, saying that U.S. leaders should examine recourses and sometimes consider arranging coalitions to share military burdens.

Condoleezza Rice has said that the current bilateral strategic concept dates back to the Cold War and that "it is time for a new strategic concept." She...