Media Advisory: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at UB

Release Date: April 16, 2019

Condoleezza Rice.

Condoleezza Rice

BUFFALO, N.Y. –Condoleezza Rice, the 66th secretary of state under former President George W. Bush, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 in Alumni Arena, North Campus, to close out the 2018-19 UB Distinguished Speakers Series.

The first African-American woman – and just the second woman – to hold the post of secretary of state, she previously served for four years as Bush’s national security advisor.

Rice is currently a professor of political science at Stanford University, where she served as the university’s provost from 1993-99. She is a member of the boards of Dropbox, C3 and Makena Capital, and is a founding partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm.

Rice is the UB undergraduate Student Choice Speaker.

During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of her lecture.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 716-645-4607, 716-697-2935 or vidal@buffalo.edu no later than noon on Wednesday, April 17. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607
vidal@buffalo.edu