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Susan Elizabeth Rice Appointed as the National Security Adviser to Obama

Jun 6, 2013 15:04 IST

Susan Elizabeth Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations was appointed as the National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama on 5 June 2013. She replaced Tom Donilon. The announcement of her appointment was made by Obama in a ceremony at Rose Garden.

About Susan Elizabeth Rice

• Susan Elizabeth Rice was born on 17 November 1964 in Washington D.C.
• She is an American diplomat and was as of now, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
• She is the second youngest person to represent US at United Nations.
• She served as staff of National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the second term of President Bill Clinton.
• She is said to be the first Jamaican-American woman to hold the office of UN ambassador.
• She was the principal and Managing Director at Intellibridge from 2001 to 2002.
• In the year 2002, she joined Brookings Institution as the senior fellow in the foreign policy program.
• She remained the foreign policy adviser to John Kerry during 2004 presidential campaign.
• She left Brookings Institution in the year 2008 to serve as senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Barack Obama in the presidential campaign.
• She is said to be the first high-profile foreign policy staffers that signed onto Obama's campaign.
• She was named in the advisory board of the Obama–Biden Transition Project on 5 November 2008.
• Susan Elizabeth Rice received one of the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards in the year 2009.
• In the year 2002, she was also indicted into Stanford's Black Alumni Hall of Fame.

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