SACRAMENTO – Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice is coming to Sacramento. Currently a professor at Stanford University, Ms. Rice is set to appear at the Community Center Theater Wednesday, January 11. She is a part of the Sacramento Speakers Series 2011-2012 season line-up. The Series gives Ms. Rice the opportunity to lecture about her trailblazing life experiences, in addition to answering questions from the audience, during an open forum discussion.

Ms. Rice was the first African American woman to serve as this country’s Secretary of State. Forbes Magazine named Ms. Rice the most powerful woman in the world in 2004 and 2005. She has also appeared four times on the “Time 100,” Time Magazine’s list of the World’s 100 most influential people.

She is also currently being mentioned as a prominent choice among this year’s Republican vice presidential nominees.

Ms. Rice’s expertise, integrity, knowledge and life experiences are just a few of the characteristics that stood out to Attorney Mitchell Oswald, an official of the Speakers Series.

“History will show that Condoleezza Rice and her “transformational diplomacy” played a major role in supporting the uprisings of the Arab Spring. She championed the expansion of democratic governments during her years as Secretary of State,” he said. “The Series greatly welcomes Ms. Rice and the nationally renowned speakers this season,” said Oswald.

The Sacramento Speakers Series is a community lecture series. The Series promotes free speech and an open forum of important issues. These issues are discussed and debated between the nationally acclaimed speakers and patrons of the Series.

For further information about the appearance of Ms. Rice or the Speakers Series, please contact: The Sacramento Speakers Series at (916) 388-1100.