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Susan Rice, DPhil Biography

Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“Indeed, the only path to sustainable security for Israel and to dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians is two states for two peoples, living side by side in peace and security. That is why, as we mark the 49th anniversary this week of the Six-Day War, we continue to strongly oppose Israeli settlement activity. Just like every administration since 1967, Republican and Democratic. Just as we oppose counterproductive Palestinian actions and strongly condemn incitement and violence. Settlement activity corrodes the prospects for two states. It moves us toward a one-state reality. Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic state is at stake.”

“Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan Rice at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum,”, June 6, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, July 2013-2017
  • US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Ambassador), Jan. 2009-July 2013
  • Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, 2002-2009
  • US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1997-2001
  • Co-recipient, Samuel Nelson Drew Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to the formation of peaceful, cooperative relationships between states, White House, 2000
  • Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, 1995-1997
  • Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping, National Security Council, 1993-1995
  • DPhil, International Relations, New College at Oxford University, 1990
  • MPhil, International Relations, New College at Oxford University, 1988
  • BA, History, Stanford University, 1986
  • Twitter: @AmbassadorRice
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