Written by Danielle Couture
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Arts and Lecture series will present Madeline Albright, 64th Secretary of State of the United States, in the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium at 7 p.m. on March 28, where she will speak about "Economy and Security in the 21st Century."
Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993-1997. From 1989-1992, 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 Bill Clinton as the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking 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 also chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm. She is the author of five books and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.