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Condoleezza Rice to helm Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Former U.S. secretary of state to assume the role in September

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been chosen as director of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced Tuesday.

Rice will take over the position named after philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube on Sept. 1, succeeding Thomas Gilligan, who has been director for five years. He announced his departure in 2019, according to the university.

Rice, 65, was secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 under former President George W. Bush, the second woman and first African American woman in that position. She also served as Bush's national security adviser. She is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business at the university's Graduate School of Business and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution.

She joined Stanford University in 1981, serving as provost from 1993 to 1999. She has been a Hoover Institution senior fellow since 1991. Since leaving government, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in American foreign policy and authored or co-authored nine books, the university noted.

"We are very fortunate to have Condoleezza Rice assume the helm of the Hoover Institution. Her accomplishments as a scholar, strategic thinker, and public servant and her deep commitment to Hoover make her the ideal leader for defining the next chapter in Hoover's long and distinguished history," Tessier-Lavigne said. "I and many other leaders at Stanford have greatly valued her wisdom and counsel and look forward to welcoming her to our executive leadership team."

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In a statement released through the university, Rice said she is looking forward to assuming the helm at Hoover and shaping the future of an institution that addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing the country and the world.

"I'm honored to be named as Hoover's next director. Both the Hoover Institution and Stanford University are places that believe in the study and creation of ideas that define a free society. The nurturing of these ideas, the value of free inquiry and the preservation of open dialogue are the backbone of democracy," she said. "It will be a privilege to lead the institution as it moves into its second century and to work with the outstanding fellows who seek dynamic solutions to the incredible challenges on the horizon."

John B. Taylor, a Hoover senior fellow and chair of the 10-member search committee, lauded her appointment as director.

"There is no one, anywhere, better suited than Condoleezza Rice to lead the charge to build upon the legacy of the Hoover Institution and launch it into its second century of generating ideas and actions that lead to greater economic freedom and political freedom in the United States and around the world," he said in the university's announcement.

Tessier-Lavigne also thanked outgoing director Gilligan for his service to the institution.

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"Tom has added to the breadth and depth of Hoover's impressive fellowship, initiated new programs to broaden the impact of its research and well-positioned the institution for its second century," he said.

Hoover Institution, known as a conservative think tank, started as a library in 1919 and evolved into one of the world's leading academic public policy research centers. The institution promotes economic prosperity, national security and democratic governance, according to its website.

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Condoleezza Rice to helm Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Former U.S. secretary of state to assume the role in September

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 12:30 pm

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been chosen as director of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced Tuesday.

Rice will take over the position named after philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube on Sept. 1, succeeding Thomas Gilligan, who has been director for five years. He announced his departure in 2019, according to the university.

Rice, 65, was secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 under former President George W. Bush, the second woman and first African American woman in that position. She also served as Bush's national security adviser. She is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business at the university's Graduate School of Business and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution.

She joined Stanford University in 1981, serving as provost from 1993 to 1999. She has been a Hoover Institution senior fellow since 1991. Since leaving government, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in American foreign policy and authored or co-authored nine books, the university noted.

"We are very fortunate to have Condoleezza Rice assume the helm of the Hoover Institution. Her accomplishments as a scholar, strategic thinker, and public servant and her deep commitment to Hoover make her the ideal leader for defining the next chapter in Hoover's long and distinguished history," Tessier-Lavigne said. "I and many other leaders at Stanford have greatly valued her wisdom and counsel and look forward to welcoming her to our executive leadership team."

In a statement released through the university, Rice said she is looking forward to assuming the helm at Hoover and shaping the future of an institution that addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing the country and the world.

"I'm honored to be named as Hoover's next director. Both the Hoover Institution and Stanford University are places that believe in the study and creation of ideas that define a free society. The nurturing of these ideas, the value of free inquiry and the preservation of open dialogue are the backbone of democracy," she said. "It will be a privilege to lead the institution as it moves into its second century and to work with the outstanding fellows who seek dynamic solutions to the incredible challenges on the horizon."

John B. Taylor, a Hoover senior fellow and chair of the 10-member search committee, lauded her appointment as director.

"There is no one, anywhere, better suited than Condoleezza Rice to lead the charge to build upon the legacy of the Hoover Institution and launch it into its second century of generating ideas and actions that lead to greater economic freedom and political freedom in the United States and around the world," he said in the university's announcement.

Tessier-Lavigne also thanked outgoing director Gilligan for his service to the institution.

"Tom has added to the breadth and depth of Hoover's impressive fellowship, initiated new programs to broaden the impact of its research and well-positioned the institution for its second century," he said.

Hoover Institution, known as a conservative think tank, started as a library in 1919 and evolved into one of the world's leading academic public policy research centers. The institution promotes economic prosperity, national security and democratic governance, according to its website.

Comments

Unconscionable
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:28 am
Unconscionable , Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:28 am
36 people like this

She was a co-conspirator when with W. Bush when he and Cheney took us to a needless war in Iraq, destabilizing the area with still with horrible consequences and many civilian and US soldiers deaths. She lied to the American public and the world about the need for the Iraq war (remember her dire warning of the mushroom cloud).

We knew and know Iraq had no connection to 9/11 and had no weapons of mass distruction. Documents since link Rice to supporting the policy of torture - a crime against humanity and a war crime.

She is not an “Honored Fellow”, shouldn’t be teaching anyone anywhere, and is an embarrassment to our town.


"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"
Nixon School
on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:39 am
"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States", Nixon School
on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:39 am
19 people like this

Under oath:

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BEN-VENISTE. Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the Aug. 6 P.D.B. warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that P.D.B.

RICE. I believe the title was Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States. Now, the P.D.B. ....

.... It was historical information based on old reporting. There was no new threat information. And it did not, in fact, warn of any coming attacks inside the United States.
---------

"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"

She led us into the Iraq War.

"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"

She should retire.

"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"

Go away.

"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"


musical
Palo Verde
on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:39 am
musical, Palo Verde
on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:39 am
14 people like this

Perfect choice for this post. [Portion removed.]


"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"
Nixon School
on Jan 29, 2020 at 9:23 am
"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States", Nixon School
on Jan 29, 2020 at 9:23 am
20 people like this

I expected competency, without the national embarrassment.

I didn't expect someone who, when warned of an imminent attack on America, derided to stay in Crawford with her boss [portion removed] on vacation.

I didn't expect someone who was a cheerleader for an un-provoked war that killed 5,000 Americans and completely destabilized the Middle East. A war that gave Iran a much larger role and power in the region. Shall we go on?

[Portion removed.]


What Will They Do Next
Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:56 am
What Will They Do Next, Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:56 am
6 people like this

[Post removed.]


"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"
Nixon School
on Jan 29, 2020 at 11:31 am
"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States", Nixon School
on Jan 29, 2020 at 11:31 am
22 people like this

"Wow ..... triggered much ???"

Wow.... you can't defend the indefensible, either ???


mauricio
Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jan 29, 2020 at 11:51 am
mauricio, Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jan 29, 2020 at 11:51 am
28 people like this

Rice is a perfect example of how in our country, the more immoral, hubristic and corrupt a person in power is, the more likely they are to escape punishment and prosper. Her appointment is the latest validation to how the USA has become utterly morally corrupt and a world pariah.

Condi Rice, along with her fellow travelers in the W administration, have the blood of hundreds of thousands of people, including thousands of US troops on her hands [portion removed.]


What Will They Do Next
Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2020 at 3:47 pm
What Will They Do Next, Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2020 at 3:47 pm
3 people like this

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What Will They Do Next
Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2020 at 4:57 pm
What Will They Do Next, Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2020 at 4:57 pm
3 people like this

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Robbie
Atherton
on Jan 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Robbie, Atherton
on Jan 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm
9 people like this

How nice to have the benefit of a brilliant, gracious and patriotic person in that important position.


Resident
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm
Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm
5 people like this

Congratulations.


Don Genson
another community
on Jan 30, 2020 at 4:27 am
Don Genson, another community
on Jan 30, 2020 at 4:27 am
9 people like this

Perfect. From her politics, to her many accomplishments, to how she comports herself, I cannot think of a better choice. I am confident she will prove herself to be a tremendous asset to Hoover. Thank you.


"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"
Nixon School
on Jan 30, 2020 at 5:17 am
"Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States", Nixon School
on Jan 30, 2020 at 5:17 am
8 people like this

"From her politics, to her many accomplishments"

Party first. Nice you let us know the priority. Now let's list those top two accomplishments:

1. Cheerleader for the Iraq War (worst decision since Vietnam)
2. Vacation Planner - "Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States"


Midtown Citizen
Midtown
on Jan 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm
Midtown Citizen, Midtown
on Jan 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm
8 people like this

She is a war criminal for her actions in creating the war in Iraq. She should be in jail.


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