Madeleine Albright 2012

The Event

Photo by Timothy Greenfield Sanders

Photo by Timothy Greenfield Sanders

Madeleine Albright

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War 1937-1948

26 November 2012

The first female Secretary of State in United States history was born Marie Jana Korbelová in Praguein 1937. When she was two years old, her family fled the Nazi threat and escaped to England–for political reasons, she was told. Only later did she learn that she was in fact Jewish. After a stellar career as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and ultimately Secretary of State to President Bill Clinton, Albright has returned to her childhood, and the events that formed her life path and worldview: her family life under the specter of Nazism, and the creation of the postwar world. The Los Angeles Times called the book “a riveting tale.” Please join us for an evening with one of America’s most distinguished public citizens.

Moderator: Tom-Jan Meeus
This event is sponsored by Insinger de Beaufort.
In cooperation with Ambo Anthos publishers and Stichting Zingeving Zuidas

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Context

The Speaker:

Madeleine Korbelová Albright (born May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.

Albright currently serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University‘s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and numerous honorary degrees. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama.[3] Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.[4]

source text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright

Media:

Short Biography:

http://www.biography.com/people/madeleine-albright-9179300

Video:

http://www.biography.com/people/madeleine-albright-9179300/videos

Albirght Discussing her Memoir for BookTV:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Madelei

An Interview with Albright at Georgetown University:

For further past Madeleine Albright Events:

2003

2006

2008

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