President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his foreign policy adviser, Dr. Susan E. Rice, to be his ambassador to the United Nations. Read her biography below, see photos and watch a video.

Dr. Susan E. Rice has been a member of The One’s inner circle for more than two years. She showed early loyalty to him despite her ties to the Clinton administration, signing on with Team Obama at a time when Hillary Clinton looked all but certain to be the nominee of the Democratic party.

She most assuredly faces tough questioning during confirmation because of her role in American policy toward Rwanda during the 1994 genocide when she was a member of a Clinton administration team that kept the United States on the sidelines while scores of innocents were slaughtered. She has since said she learned her lesson:

“I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required.”

The One plans to restore the U.N. Ambassador’s post to cabinet rank, as it was under President Bill Clinton.

Susan Rice Biography

Susan Elizabeth Rice was born on November 17, 1964 in Washington D.C. so her age is 44. Dr. Rice is a foreign policy expert and President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations. She has served on the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton’s second term.

Susan grew up in DC. Her dad is a Cornell University economics professor and former governor of the Federal Reserve System. Her mother is an education policy scholar.

Susan Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private day girls’ school.

She earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford and both a master’s degree and a doctorate in international relations from New College at Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. After the Clinton administration, Rice was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was also a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.

Susan Rice is married to ABC News producer of ‘This Week with George Stephanopolis’ Ian O. Cameron. They met when they were both at Stanford. They currently live in Washington, D.C. with their two children.





Susan Rice on Obama Video