A Profile of Condoleezza Rice with Marcus Mabry in conversation with Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria C. Duffy.
Power and controversy are almost inextricably linked, as is the case with the most politically powerful African-American woman in America's history, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Through interviews with family, friends and neighbors from Birmingham, academic peers, allies and adversaries from Stanford and Washington, and Rice herself, Mabry examines both sides of the controversies and provides insight into Rice's rise to power.
Gloria Duffy is President and CEO of The Commonwealth Club of California.
Gloria Duffy previously served as US Special Coordinator for Cooperative Threat Reduction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration. Her mission was to convince the countries of the former Soviet Union to give up their weapons of mass destruction, and to prevent the spread of their nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and material.
In years prior, she was the first Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund, a public charitable grant making foundation in San Francisco; Assistant Director of the Arms Control Association, a public interest group in Washington, DC; editor of Arms Control Today, and a resident consultant at the RAND Corporation.
A San Francisco native, Dr. Duffy holds M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Columbia University in New York, and an A.B. magna cum laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles. Gloria has also worked with the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, and been a member of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation since 1980.
Marcus Mabry is an American journalist for "Newsweek". He is chief of correspondents and a senior editor, responsible for deploying and managing the magazine's more than 40 domestic and international correspondents and contract stringers.
Prior to this assignment in March 2002, Mabry had been a senior editor on "Newsweek's" international edition. He was also the 1999-2000 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.