Susan Rice's international development keynote at Stanford University, for the class of 2010, draws upon her experience as the United Nations Ambassador for the United States. Rice has been recently hugely influential with the ongoing crisis in Syria. As one of the foremost minds on international relations and development, Rice serves as inspiration for many political students.
Her inspirational words "be that change, not for an election, but for a lifetime" are a reminder to us all that every action counts, that every person matters and that it's going to take every individual to achieve peace. A graduate of Stanford University herself, Rice is welcomed back to a warm crowd and makes some lighthearted comments about her own experience at the distinguished Ivy League university and her time spent in that very stadium with her husband.