National Security Advisor and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations (2009–17)
Ambassador Susan E. Rice served as the president’s National Security Advisor and U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2009–17. She also served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, special assistant to the president, and director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council from 1993–2001. Rice began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company.
Rice is currently a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University’s School of International Service and a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
Rice currently serves on the boards of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She previously served as a director at the Bureau of National Affairs (now Bloomberg BNA), the US Fund for UNICEF, and several other nonprofits.
Rice received her master's degree and Ph.D in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her B.A. with honors in history from Stanford University.