Madeleine Albright To Speak at Alma College in 2007
Madeleine Albright, the nation's first female Secretary of State,
has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker for the 2007
Center for Responsible Leadership Speaker Series at Alma College.
"When I think of individuals who personify responsible leadership by their actions, words, abilities and convictions, Madeleine Albright stands front and center," said Alma College President Saundra Tracy. "We are thrilled that she has agreed to take the time to discuss with the Alma College community what it means to be a leader in the 21st Century.
"As Secretary of State, she skillfully championed peace, human rights and democracy throughout the world. She is a wonderful example for our students to emulate," said Tracy.
The Alma College Center for Responsible Leadership encompasses a large network of leadership-development opportunities for all Alma students, regardless of academic major or degree. The speaker series, launched in September 2006 by Robert Dole and George McGovern with a discussion on political civility, brings prominent leaders to campus for discussions on related topics.
Albright's talk at Alma College is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
Albright currently serves as the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She also is chair of The National Democratic Institute of International Affairs, chair of The Pew Global Attitudes Project, president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation, and founder of The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm.
In addition, Dr. Albright is co-chair of the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (HLCLEP). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute.
Nominated by President Bill Clinton on Dec. 5, 1996, Albright was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in as the 64th Secretary of State on Jan. 23, 1997.
Prior to serving as Secretary of State, Albright was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997
Before her return to public service, Albright was a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University. She served as president of the Center for National Policy, a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., from 1989 to 1992.
From 1978 to 1981, Albright was a member of President Carter's National Security Counsel and White House staff. From 1976 to 1978, she served as Chief Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie.
Albright's best-selling autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir, was published in September 2003. Her most recent book, The Mighty and The Almighty -- Reflections on America, God and World Affairs, was released in May 2006.
Posted: Tue, October 3rd, 2006 at 4:20PM