Rice is currently a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at American University's School of International Service. From 2013-2017, she directed the National Security Council staff. She served as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, and was US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Special Assistant to President William J. Clinton. Former Clinton official (National Security staffer and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs) who opposed the Iraq War. Was foreign policy advisor to candidate Barack Obama, now serves as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. BA in History from Stanford; M. Phil and D. Phil from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar).