* Born: Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 15, 1937.
* Education: BA, Wellesley College, 1959; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1962-63; MA, Columbia University, 1968; Certificate, Russian Institute, PhD, Columbia University, 1976.
* Career: Chief legislative assistant, Sen. Edmund Muskie (D) of Maine, 1976-78; staff member, National Security Council, 1976-81; fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1981; fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, 1981-82; research professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1982 to present; president, Center for National Policy, 1989 to present.
* Personal: Divorced; three children.
* Assessment: A former National Security Council staffer under Zbigniew Brzezinski, she is known as a Russian and East European specialist. Clinton apparently elevated her job, UN ambassador, to Cabinet rank to placate women's groups.