Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Condoleezza Rice, PhD Biography

Title:
Former US Secretary of State
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Now we are in a situation in which I think a bilateral approach in which I talk in parallel to the parties from a common approach is the best way. We’ll use many different geometries, I’m sure, as we go through this process, but the key is to continue down this road toward a two-state solution. The President has been very clear. He was very clear just a couple of days ago that he considers the establishment of a Palestinian state and peace in the Middle East to be among one of his highest priorities, and as his Secretary of State I intend to pursue that.”

Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, West Bank, Mar. 25, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Secretary of State, 2005-2009
  • Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor), 2001-2005
  • Provost, Chief Budget and Academic Officer, Stanford University, 1993-2000
  • Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, 1993-2000
  • Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military, 1997
  • Director/Senior Director, Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, 1989-1991
  • Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1989-1991
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies
  • International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution
  • Member, Center for International Security and Arms Control
  • Founding Boardmember, Center for a New Generation
  • Other past boardmembership: Chevron Corporation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, University of Notre Dame, International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan, Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the RAND Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED
Education:
  • PhD, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, 1981
  • MA, Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1975
  • BA, Political Science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Denver, 1974
Other:
  • On Aug. 20, 2012, became one of two women accepted as members of the Augusta National Golf Club for the first time in the club’s 80-year history.