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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'...
  • 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...
  • Putin Raises Specter Of Cold War

    Vladimir Putin baptized his conquest of Crimea with a powerful, unsettling speech that should be a warning that an embattled Russia is fighting for what it sees as its national dignity — in ways that require a firm and patient U.S. response....
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...