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Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright became the first woman to be appointed U.S. secretary of state when she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate under the administration of President Bill Clinton. She was sworn in Jan. 23, 1997. Prior to her secretary of state appointment, Madeleine Albright served as the United States representative to the United Nations and as a member of President Clinton's Cabinet and National Security Council. In the early 1980s, Madeleine Albright was awarded a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian. She also served as a senior fellow in Soviet and Eastern European affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. More rece... Show more »
Madeleine Albright became the first woman to be appointed U.S. secretary of state when she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate under the administration of President Bill Clinton. She was sworn in Jan. 23, 1997. Prior to her secretary of state appointment, Madeleine Albright served as the United States representative to the United Nations and as a member of President Clinton's Cabinet and National Security Council. In the early 1980s, Madeleine Albright was awarded a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian. She also served as a senior fellow in Soviet and Eastern European affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. More recently, she has taught as a professor at Georgetown University. « Show less

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  • Should we continue to be the indispensable nation?

    Should we continue to be the indispensable nation?
    In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation." "We are the force for...
  • Op-ed takes a too rosy view of Iranian intentions

    Commentator Ray McGovern charges Israel with using the pretext of alleged Iranian support for terrorism, to "whip up support for war" ("Is Israel fixing the intel? Netanyahu's rhetoric has echoes of Bush administration's justification for the Iraq war,"...
  • Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland

    Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland
    The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter....
  • With new book, Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets

    With new book, Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets
    In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life. And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
  • Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets

    Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be at the Enoch Pratt library's main branch on Thursday to discuss her new memoir, "Prague Winter," which delves into a family background that had been shielded from her for decades. As The Baltimore Sun'...
  • 'Madam Secretary' Aims to 'Pull Back the Curtain' on State Department

    CBS has high hopes for "Madam Secretary" to be a prestige player in "The Good Wife" vein. Creator-exec producer Barbara Hall made it clear that the Beltway-set drama starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of State will focus in large part on the business of the...
  • Benghazi-inspired 'Madam Secretary' aims to 'pull back the curtain' on DC

    Benghazi-inspired 'Madam Secretary' aims to 'pull back the curtain' on DC
    Call it the Hillary Effect. This fall, two new shows will join already existing series like "Veep" and "Scandal" centering on powerful women in Washington. On NBC's there's "State of Affairs" starring Katherine Heigl as a CIA analyst and Alfre Woodard...
  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
  • Wilmette man crafts table for Obama to give as gift

    Wilmette man crafts table for Obama to give as gift
    As a custom furniture designer on the North Shore, Rohan Ward has had his share of discerning and distinguished clients. But when Ward, 37, was hired to create a table for President Obama to present to French President Francois Hollande, the Wilmette...
  • Wilmette artist creates gift for Obama to give to French president

    As a custom furniture designer on the North Shore, Rohan Ward has had his share of discerning and distinguished clients. But when Ward, 37, was hired to create a table for President Obama to present to French President Francois Hollande, the Wilmette...
  • Connie Lindsey, Girl Scouts national president

    Connie Lindsey, Girl Scouts national president
    Connie Lindsey learned at an early age that a small gesture of generosity can be life-changing. "My Girl Scout troop was inside my Lutheran church," says Lindsey, 56, who grew up in the inner city of Milwaukee. "My mother couldn't afford to buy my...
  • Women Unravel Dreams To Men's Dismay

    I have this recurring dream where — have you stopped reading yet? If you're a guy, I bet you have. If you're a woman, I bet you're saying, "Oh, please, just wait until you hear my recurring dream! I've had it since I was 6. It only happens if I'...