Condi’s Coming

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hilton Chicago
Grand Ballroom (2nd floor)
720 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois

Member $50/Nonmember $60

Dr. Condoleezza Rice became Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. Prior to this, she was the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, since January 2001. In June 1999, she completed a 6-year tenure as Stanford University’s Provost, during which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. As professor of political science, Dr. Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors — the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender — Integrated Training in the Military.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 12:11 am

    Illinois member of *what*? You can be a member of the Hilton?

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 8:52 am

    Wow, that’s a pretty friendly bio- no mention of how she’s spent the last five years?

    It’s like a bio of Dubya which reads: “Yale graduate, son of former Presdident George H.W. Bush. Successful Texas politican.”

  3. Jason (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    Comment 1: It’s put on by the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.

    Comment 2: I guess they assume you’ve been paying attention the last five years. And unlike W, that’s not the point her street-cred begins.

  4. Bill V (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 12:36 pm

    I was at Second City a couple of months back. They gave Condi a full makeover, hair, clothes, etc. She came out dancing and was quite likeable. That ought to be done in real life!

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