Madeleine Albright To Speak Sept. 12 at Alma
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be the keynote speaker for the 2007 Robert D. Swanson Responsible Leadership Speaker Series Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Alma College.
Her public talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hogan Physical Education Center on the Alma College campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
The speaker series, launched in September 2006, brings prominent leaders to campus for discussions on related topics. Bob Dole and George McGovern spoke in September 2006.
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 — the first woman secretary of state in the nation’s history. From 1993 to 1997, she served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Currently, Albright is a principal of The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm. Her experience in global affairs and her extensive diplomatic skills help businesses and nongovernmental organizations to build strategic partnerships, address political and regulatory risks, and manage crises.
In addition, she is 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, and president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation.
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.
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.
Posted: Fri, July 13th, 2007 at 12:21AM