Condoleeza Rice was born in 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1981.
As a professor of political science, Ms. Rice has been on the Stanford University faculty since 1981 and won two of the highest teaching honors.
During the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union (from 1989 through March 1991), she served in the Bush administration as a director, and then senior director of Soviet and East European affairs in the National Security Council, and a special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
Ms. Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001.
In an interview with Tin Moe Aye, a senior accountant from Maryland, regarding Ms. Rice’s present position, she said, “We are very proud of Dr. Rice to be appionted as security advisor to the President not only as a woman but also as an African American woman. This is an envious position for Burmese women, who are also capable and qualified. However, it is impossible for them to get such higher position in Burma. I feel very sorry for them.”
She continues, “Dr. Rice can achieve this kind of success due to her upbringing in this democratic society, whereas our Burmese women do not share the same opportunities under the oppressive regime.”
In conclusion Tin Moe Aye said, “There shouldn’t be any sort of discrimination in the society, such as racial or gender bias.”