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Appointment of Condoleezza Rice as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs


The President today announced the appointment of Dr. Condoleezza Rice as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

Since February 1989 Dr. Rice has served on the staff of the National Security Council as the principal Soviet specialist. She became Senior Director for Soviet Affairs in May 1990. She is on leave from her post as associate professor of political science at Stanford University, where she was a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control. In 1986 - 87, Dr. Rice was the recipient of a 1-year Council on Foreign Relations fellowship during which she acted as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff assigned to strategic nuclear policy. She is the author of ``The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army'' and, with Alexander Dallin, ``The Gorbachev Era,'' as well as numerous articles on Soviet and East European military policy. In 1984 Dr. Rice was awarded the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching at Stanford. She was a Hoover Institution national fellow in 1985 - 86. Dr. Rice has also served as a consultant to ABC News on Soviet affairs.

Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Denver (B.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1981) and the University of Notre Dame (M.A., 1975).

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