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Condoleezza Rice was born November 14 in 1954 in the U.S. city of Birmingham, the son of a Presbyterian clergyman. Condoleezza name translates from Italian as "soft."
In three years, the girl is actively studying foreign languages, music, engaged in figure skating and ballet. As a child, Condoleezza dreamed of becoming a professional pianist.
She even now, occupying a high position in politics, do not throw your hobbies, and regularly performs with chamber groups or accompanied famous musicians: cellist Yo-Yo, violinist Mustafa Fuser Navi.
In 1967, his father invited the assistant dean at University of Denver, and the family moved to Denver, where the girl begins to learn the women's St. Mary's Catholic School.
After high school, Condoleezza enters the university, there is interested in international relations, going on courses in international politics, Joseph Korbel. In 19 years, Condoleezza receives a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree next year.
At 22, Rice began working in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the State Department under the Carter administration. And in 26 years, defended his doctoral thesis in political science.
In 1981, Rice invited for the position of assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, in 1993 she received the title of professor and became provost. In this capacity, she works until 2000, with responsibility for the budget and for the university with other universities.
At Rice University, and read a course of lectures on the history of the USSR. In the early 1990s, several years of State Condoleezza Rice was a special assistant to the president for national security affairs. In 2000, Rice left the university and has served as national security adviser to the United States.
In 2005, she became the U.S. Secretary of State, succeeding Colin Powell. Compared to its predecessor, Rice has been more influential and active secretary of state, including President thanks to the trust . From the beginning, it was of a hectic schedule of overseas travel, dedicated to strengthening the ties between the U.S. foreign policy in Western Europe, the Pacific and other regions.
Being a hardliner in the implementation of anti-terrorism policy of the USA, Rice stands for maintaining the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also repeatedly acted with criticism of Russia in 2005 and 2006 on a wide range of issues, and in 2006 accused the regime of Kim Jong Il's deliberate escalation in international tensions in connection with North Korea's nuclear weapons tests.
After victory in the presidential election in 2009, Rice left the office, it was the successor to Hillary Clinton.
Following the resignation of Rice returned to Stanford, where in September 2010 led the Center for Business and Economics at Stanford Business School.
According to the magazine "Forbes", Condoleezza Rice was named the most influential woman in the world in 2004 and 2005, and in 2006, — the second most influential. In addition, she has repeatedly entered the hundred most influential people in the world by the magazine "Time".