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Susan Rice        

Domestic Policy Advisor (2021-2023); U.S. National Security Advisor (2013-2017); and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013)

Ambassador Susan E. Rice most recently served as the Domestic Policy Advisor in the Biden Administration. As Director of the Domestic Policy Council from January 2021-May 2023, she drove the formulation and implementation of President Biden’s domestic policy agenda. Rice’s responsibilities in domestic policy spanned a vast array of issues, ranging from health care, mental health, substance use, human services, and veterans affairs to immigration, urban and rural policy, Native Affairs, LGBTQ+ issues, disability policy, racial justice and equity, artificial intelligence and on-line safety and privacy, diversity and inclusion, criminal justice, gun policy, democracy and voting rights, education, hunger and nutrition, housing, homelessness, and combatting hate-fueled violence.

Rice played a leading role in many critical Biden Administration accomplishments, including: crafting the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism; devising and implementing the National Mental Health Strategy; making historic investments in child care, public education, Pell Grants, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as other minority-serving institutions; greatly expanding access to affordable healthcare; enacting and implementing the American Rescue Plan Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and gun violence prevention legislation; and embedding equity in the work of the federal government.

Rice served as President Obama’s U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of the cabinet as well as the National Security Advisor from 2009-2017. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, which recalls pivotal moments from her upbringing and dynamic career on the front lines of American foreign policy.

Rice also previously served as 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 University’s Kennedy School of Government. Rice is on the Board of Directors at Netflix and previously served as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Rice was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, and Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping at the National Security Council under President Clinton from 1993-2001.

Ambassador 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. A native of Washington, DC, Ambassador Rice is married and has two children.


Susan Rice, leaving the administration, talks of what's possible in a divided nation
On divisive subjects, the best hope has often been to take the least bad option. Yet [Rice] didn't sound like she felt it had been her hardest job: "While there are many intractable domestic issues, I dare say there may be more internationally," she said.
Opinion | The Dire Consequences of Trump's Suleimani Decision ...
Susan E. Rice, the national security adviser from 2013 to 2017 and a former United States ambassador to the United Nations, is a contributing opinion writer.
Susan Rice, Obama adviser, says Israeli settlements in West Bank ...
White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice slammed Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank, while she pledged that the Obama administration will ...
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Why Susan Rice, Not Hillary Clinton, Took the Fall for Benghazi. Eli Lake ... officials e-mailed each other in disbelief about what Rice said on the Sunday shows.

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