This video is suitable to play to an assembly to introduce and to herald the entrance and the taking to the stage of Condoleezza Rice.
An American male speaker reads a CV-like list of Condoleezza Rice’s extraordinary professional accomplishments.
The speaker says –
A true American original, unlike any before her, Condoleezza Rice is revered for her place in our nation’s history, as well as for her lasting legacy as our country faced challenges never before experienced.
Born in Birmingham Alabama, Rice earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver, her Master’s from the University of Notre Dame and her PhD from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
As a professor of political science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981. She has won two of highest teaching honours, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Rice served on President George H. W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from January 2001 to 2005 and was the first woman to hold the position.
During this time, she played a pivotal role in shaping foreign policy and kept America secure following the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001.
From January 2005 to 2009 she served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and the first African-American woman to hold the post.
She is currently a professor of political economy in the Graduate School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University.
Her tireless efforts and service to our country have won her nation-wide acclaim, as well as respect of those on both sides of the aisle.
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome to the stage, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice.