She has authored and co-authored numerous books, including: bestseller Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010); Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (1995) with Philip Zelikow; The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin; Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). Her most recent book, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington, will be released in November 2011.
In 1991, Rice co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program for students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California. In 1996, CNG merged with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (an affiliate club of the Boys and Girls Club of America) of which she remains actively involved in today. In addition, she is a member of the boards of the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Rices visit to Claremont McKenna College is made possible through the support of the Res Publica Society, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, Keck Center for International Strategic Studies, Kravis Leadership Institute, Lowe Institute of Political Economy, and Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom.