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 US Ambassador Madeleine Korbel Albright

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is a Czechoslovak-American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.


Born Marie Jana Korbelová, her family emigrated to the United States in 1948 from Czechoslovakia. Her diplomat father, Josef Korbel, settled their family in Denver, and she became a U.S. citizen in 1957. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1959 and earned a PhD from Columbia University in 1975, writing her thesis on the Prague Spring. She worked as an aide to Senator Edmund Muskie before taking a position under Zbigniew Brzezinski on the National Security Council. She served in that position until the end of President Jimmy Carter's lone term.


After leaving the National Security Council, Albright joined the academic staff of Georgetown University and advised Democratic candidates regarding foreign policy. After Clinton's victory in the 1992 presidential election, she helped assemble Clinton's National Security Council. In 1993, Clinton appointed her to the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She held that position until 1997, when she succeeded Warren Christopher as Secretary of State. She served as Secretary of State until Clinton left office in 2001.


Albright currently serves as chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama. Secretary Albright also serves as a director on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations.

"I think this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it."
Madeline Albright, commenting on the 500,000 Iraqi children who had died to UN imposed sanctions
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Madeleine Albright served as the U.S. secretary of state under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. She also has a new book out now titled "Fascism: A Warning." Madam Secretary, thank you so much for joining us this morning. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: Good to be with you. Thank you. MARTIN: As we ...
Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, was born into a totalitarian age. She was only a toddler when she and her parents, who were of Jewish descent but later converted to Catholicism, fled Czechoslovakia after Hitler's invasion in 1939. They returned following the war, but fled again in the wake ...

March of the timesMadeleine Albright's guide to fascism, past and present. Dismissive of hyperbole, the former secretary of state is still nervy about Donald Trump ...
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says Trump is 'most undemocratic president' in US history ... During an appearance on "The View" today, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had some harsh words for President Donald Trump, calling him "the most undemocratic president we ...
Madeleine Albright has created plenty of history herself — as the first woman to be U.S. Secretary of State, for example — but in the last several years, a different slice of the past has caught her eye. Noticing the rise of a new trend among world leaders, she recalled what she'd learned, through study and ...
On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead. To guard against a ...

Madeleine Albright Sounds The Alarm On Fascism And Donald Trump. Dictators point to “Trump's own words to justify their repressive actions,” the former secretary of state writes. By Mary Papenfuss ...
Madeleine Albright: Trump is the most anti-democratic president in American history. By Jacqueline Thomsen - 04/04/18 07:21 AM EDT. 6,712. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Google+ Google+. inShare ...
The first state museum focused on the achievements of Colorado women was dedicated Wednesday at the historic Byers Evans House, with a proclamation from the governor and a push toward telling a diverse women's history. “We are committed to a woman's history that is completely inclusive and not ...
Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas; 12. Elizabeth Warren, current U.S. Senator; 13. Frances Perkins, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; 14. Elaine Chao, current U.S. Secretary of Transportation; 15. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; 16. Nancy Pelosi, current U.S. House Minority Leader; ...
More than a 500,000 Iraqi children had already died, a fact confirmed by then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in her now infamous 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl in 1998. Everyone agreed children's overall health had declined significantly. However, they needed more information and they ...
At a 2016 campaign rally in New Hampshire, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright announced "a special place in hell" for women who dared make up their own minds instead of just buckling down and supporting Clinton. One begins to suspect that for Hillary Clinton, everything is all about Hillary ...
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited Pyongyang shortly thereafter. She met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to try and expand the Agreed Framework and prepare a potential visit by President Bill Clinton. But the talks ultimately failed. 2002: The Agreed Framework set up under Clinton broke ...
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright traveled to Pyongyang in 2000, and there were talks of a summit between Clinton and then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un. But there was no arrangement before George W. Bush's election. The Agreed Framework broke down after U.S. ...
BEIJING — If President Trump meets with Kim Jong-un, it will not be the first time a top American official has negotiated face to face with a member of the Kim dynasty. At the end of Bill Clinton's presidency, his secretary of state, Madeleine K. Albright, flew to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, and spent six ...
Madeleine Albright, Former and First Female Secretary of State, To Speak in Portland About Fighting Fascism. Albright will be at Revolution Hall on April 26. Tickets go on sale Friday. Credit: Commonwealth Club on Flickr. By Elise Herron |. Published March 8. Updated March 9. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ...
LONDON — Nearly a hundred years after Virginia Woolf wrote that a woman must have a room of her own, two British entrepreneurs are putting the iconic author's advice into action. The pair joined forces to open a women-only private members club for professional women, The AllBright, aimed at creating ...

Elizabeth Dole, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Radcliffe Day will feature a tribute to Clinton from Albright, a global affairs trailblazer, followed by a wide-ranging keynote conversation between Clinton and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey '92. The day's program will open ...
The Clinton administration tried to expand the Agreed Framework after North Korea began testing ballistic missiles in 1998. That effort culminated with a trip to Pyongyang by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright in 2000, and what another American official, Wendy Sherman, later wrote were negotiations ...
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright received the 2018 Jit Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy on Feb. 12 for her contributions to diplomacy in her career. Nearly 300 students and staff gathered in Gaston Hall to hear Albright discuss the modern challenges to democracy ...
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a distinguished professor of diplomacy at Georgetown University, received the 2018 Raymond “Jit” Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy at a Gaston Hall ceremony Monday afternoon. The Jit Trainor Award, named after former registrar of ...
Madeleine Albright Would Give Devin Nunes An 'F' For Memo Stunt. Serious shade from the former secretary of state and Georgetown professor. By Mary Papenfuss ...
As President Trump holds meetings in Davos, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (1997-2001) reflects on the state of American foreign policy, Trump's tweets and why the State Department vacancies are "an embarrassment." ...
Madeleine Albright: 'There is no room for mediocre women'. by Daniela Pierre-Bravo / Dec.05.2017 / 5:33 PM ET. Former U. S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright speaks in Washington on Oct. 6, 2016.Alex Wong / Getty ... Madeleine Albright made history as America's first female Secretary of State. But like many women, ...
Turning Point: North Korea tests advanced ballistic missile technology. When the two met in the Oval Office soon after the 2016 election, Barack Obama reportedly told Donald Trump that the Democratic Republic of North Korea, or D.P.R.K., would be the most serious national security challenge he would ...
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is warning of a looming worldwide political threat. In her new book, "Fascism: A Warning," she argues contemporary world leaders are turning to the same tactics used by fascists like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini nearly a century ago. "We should be awake to ...


 

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