Rice, Condoleezza (1954–)

Condoleezza Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama. From her childhood in the most segregated cities in the South in the 1950s and 1960s, Rice became one of the most influential women in the history of the U.S. government. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's degree 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. In that same year, Rice joined the Stanford faculty as a professor of political science and won two of the highest teaching honors: the Walter K. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1984 and the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for ...

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