Madeleine Albright
March 28, 2014       7 p.m.
Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium
“Economy and Security in the 21st Century”

Born in Prague on May 15, 1937, Madeleine Albright made history 60 years later when she became the 64th Secretary of State of the United States.

From 1993 to 1997, Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet. From 1989 to 1992, she served as President of the Center for National Policy. Previously, she was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Council and White House staff and served as chief legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie.

In 1997, Albright was named by President Clinton as the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highestranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. As Secretary of State, she reinforced America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor and environmental standards abroad.

Albright is an endowed professor in diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She co-chairs the United Nations Development Programme’s Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute and the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm. Albright is the author of five books and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

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