How Tech’s Acceleration Impacts Geopolitics and National Security

October 12, 2021 | 10:00 am PDT

C3 AI talks to Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the director of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a senior fellow on public policy in areas of energy, economics, and national security. From January 2005 to January 2009, Dr. Rice served as the U.S. Secretary of State. Dr. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Chief National Security Advisor from January 2001 to January 2005. She is on the boards of C3 AI, Makena Capital, and a member of the college football playoffs committee.

In this episode, Dr. Rice covers a range of important topics, including:

  • How digital technology’s acceleration will shape geopolitics and national security​
  • Whether democracy or authoritarianism has the upper hand in a period of rapid change
  • The geopolitical and military threats posed by China and Russia
  • The importance of partnerships between government and the tech industry
  • The collaboration required to address cyber attacks
Also subscribe on

About the speaker

Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Dr. Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University since September 2020. In addition, Dr. Rice has served as the Denning Professor of Global Business and the Economy for the Stanford Graduate School of Business since September 2010.

Since March 2009, Dr. Rice has served as the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow of Public Policy for the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, as a Senior Fellow for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, and as a Professor of Political Science for Stanford University. Dr. Rice has also served as a partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm that Dr. Rice founded, since November 2009.

From January 2005 to January 2009, Dr. Rice served as the Secretary of State of the United States of America and from January 2001 to January 2005, Dr. Rice served as Chief National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. Dr. Rice currently serves on the boards of directors of C3 AI, and Makena Capital Management, LLC, a private endowment firm.

Dr. Rice holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Denver, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver.

Get notifications of upcoming podcast episodes