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Condoleezza Rice

Data de nascimento: 14. Novembro 1954

Condoleezza Rice é uma cientista política e diplomata estadunidense. Foi a 66ª Secretária de Estado de seu país, servindo na administração do presidente George W. Bush entre 2005 e 2009.

Tornou-se assistente do presidente dos Estados Unidos para casos da segurança nacional, cargo denominado geralmente como de Conselheiro da Segurança Nacional, em 22 de Janeiro de 2001, sob o presidente George W. Bush. É a segunda afro-americana e segunda mulher a deter o cargo. Rice é solteira. Com 19 anos de idade, Rice ganhou seu grau de bacharelado em ciência política da Universidade de Denver com Cum Laude e Phi Beta Kappa em 1974. Em 1975 obteve seu grau de mestrado da Universidade de Notre Dame e em 1981 o seu doutorado pela escola graduada de estudos internacionais na Universidade de Denver. Está no conselho de administração das empresas Chevron Corporation, Charles Schwab Corporation, a Fundação William & Flora Hewlett, a universidade de Notre Dame, o conselho consultivo internacional da J.P. Morgan e ainda no conselho de administração da Orquestra Sinfônica de São Francisco.

Foi um membro do conselho administrativo fundador do "centro para uma geração nova", um fundo de apoio educacional para a sustentação de instituições educacionais em Palo Alto leste e de East Menlo e foi vice-presidente do "clube dos meninos e meninas da península". Além disso, seu serviço passado como administradora abrangeu organizações como Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, a Carnegie Corporation, a fundação Carnegie para a paz internacional, a Rand Corporation, conselho nacional para os estudos soviéticos e leste-europeus, a Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition e ainda a KQED, uma rádio pública que emite em São Francisco.


„A hora da diplomacia é agora. Nossa interação com o resto do mundo deve ser uma conversa, não um monólogo.“

„Lula é um democrata responsável e comanda uma revolução nas Américas. Essa é a verdadeira história e não a guinada à esquerda que tanto ouvimos falar.“


„Education is transformational. It changes lives. That is why people work so hard to become educated and why education has always been the key to the American Dream, the force that erases arbitrary divisions of race and class and culture and unlocks every person's God-given potential.“

„The essence of America – that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea — and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from but where you are going.“

„Prejudice and bigotry are brought down... by the sheer force of determination of individuals to succeed and the refusal of a human being to let prejudice define the parameters of the possible.“

„... it's good to have female or minority role models. But the important thing is to have mentors who care about you, and they come in all colors.“ Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

„... if you are overdressed, it is a comment on them. If you are under dressed, it is a comment on you.“ Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

„Race is a constant factor in American life. Yet reacting to every incident, real or imagined, is crippling, tiring, and ultimately counterproductive.“ Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family


„You never cede control of your own ability to be successful to something called racism.“

„For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region, here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither.“

„People may oppose you, but when they realize you can hurt them, they'll join your side.“

„Today’s headlines and history’s judgment are rarely the same. If you are too attentive to the former you will most certainly not do the hard work of securing the latter“


„somewhat vague) new relationship between the United States“ No Higher Honour

„[T]hat afternoon, Sergei Lavrov called me for the second time during the crisis. [... ] “We have three demands,” he said.
“What are they?” I asked.
“The first two are that the Georgians sign the no-use-of-force pledge and that their troops return to barracks,” he told me.
“Done,” I answered.

[... ] But then Sergei said, “The other demand is just between us. Misha Saakashvili has to go.” I couldn’t believe my ears and I reacted out of instinct, not analysis.

“Sergei, the secretary of state of the United States does not have a conversation with the Russian foreign minister about overthrowing a democratically elected president,” I said. “The third condition has just become public because I’m going to call everyone I can and tell them that Russia is demanding the overthrow of the Georgian president.”

“I said it was between us,” he repeated.
“No, it’s not between us. Everyone is going to know.” The conversation ended. I called Steve Hadley to tell him about the Russian demand. Then I called the British, the French, and several others. That afternoon the UN Security Council was meeting. I asked our representative to inform the Council as well.

Lavrov was furious, saying that he’d never had a colleague divulge the contents of a diplomatic conversation. I felt I had no choice. If the Georgians wanted to punish Saakashvili for the war, they would have a chance to do it through their own constitutional processes. But the Russians had no right to insist on his removal. The whole thing had an air of the Soviet period, when Moscow had controlled the fate of leaders throughout Eastern Europe. I was certainly not going to be party to a return to those days [688].“
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

„Societies that treat women badly are dangerous societies. The empowerment of women is not only morally right it is also practical in the positive impact it has on so many social ills.“ No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

„John Lewis Gaddis had come to visit shortly before the election and over lunch said something that resonated with me. “Never forget how really dependent the world is on America. And they know it.“ No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

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