Rice, who is also an educator, musician and author, will speak at MSU's 2012 freshman convocation at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Prior to the lecture she will conduct a 4 p.m. master class with MSU students.
Students interested in attending the class must apply online by Aug. 20 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RiceMasterClass. Ilse-Mari Lee, director of the MSU University Honors Program, said applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and students will be notified by Aug. 27 if they have been selected. Students selected must attend a pre-master class from 4-5 p.m. on Aug. 29.
Rice served as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. She is currently a professor of political economy in the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is also the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, based at Stanford and a professor of political science. She recently published a second memoir, "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington," about her years as Secretary of State. An expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, Rice has written four other books about diplomacy.
Ilse-Mari Lee (406) 994-4689, firstname.lastname@example.org