Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution

Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor is joined by former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on this episode of The Minor Consult. Their discussion explores how Rice handled an array of complex challenges throughout her career. From confronting racial strife to rising through government ranks and leading the nation in the aftermath of 9/11, what wisdom guided her? And what advice would she give to other leaders seeking to advance the scale and impact of their organizations?  

Meet Condoleezza Rice

Director of the Hoover Institution and former U.S. Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy. She is also a founding partner of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international strategic consulting firm.

Rice served as U.S. Secretary of State for President George W. Bush, the second woman and first black woman to hold the post, after serving as his National Security Advisor, the first woman in that job.

Rice was Stanford University’s provost from 1993 to 1999 and has been on the faculty since 1981 as a professor of political science. She has won two of the university’s highest teaching honors – the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

She has authored and co-authored numerous books, most recently “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth,” (2019), co-authored with Philip Zelikow. 

In 1991, Rice co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program for students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California. In 1996, the center merged with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, an affiliate club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

Rice is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and has been awarded fifteen honorary doctorates. 

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