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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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  • Pomp and ceremony as Polasek statue unveiled in Prague

     Pomp and ceremony as Polasek statue unveiled in Prague
    In an email, Debbie Komanski, executive director of Winter Park's Albin Polasek Museum, checked in from the festivities in Prague, Czech Republic. Komanski and other officials of the Polasek Foundation, which oversees the museum, flew to Prague to attend...
  • Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader

    Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media. Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic...
  • Great Beginnings

    Great Beginnings
    Our book club is made up of 12 women who live in the same neighborhood in Homewood. Since 1996, our members have rotated hosting the monthly meetings and leading the discussions. Nonfiction books such as "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright, "Galileo'...
  • Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell to Address GR Econ Club June 13

    Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell to Address GR Econ Club June 13
    The Economic Club of Grand Rapids is announcing that former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell will speak at the group's 24th annual dinner June 13. A press release issued Wednesday says that the two will deliver opening remarks...
  • Two Former Secretaries of State To Discuss Global Affairs At Grand Rapids Dinner

    Two Former Secretaries of State To Discuss Global Affairs At Grand Rapids Dinner
    Retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright will be in Grand Rapids Monday night for the annual dinner meeting of the Economics Club of Grand Rapids. Both are making their second appearance at the club's dinner but are appearing...
  • City sees bright side of summits

    City sees bright side of summits
    The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday in a pitch for cooperation that stayed away from potential...
  • Nothing 'Missing' in Ashley Judd's return to series work

    Suggest to Ashley Judd that her latest character is right in her wheelhouse, and she won't disagree. After playing heroines-against-all-odds in such movies as "Kiss the Girls," "Double Jeopardy" and "High Crimes," the former "Sisters" regular is proud to...
  • A chic, new Washington?

    A chic, new Washington?
    The Founding Fathers wanted to separate the center of government from the center of commerce. So after contentious wrangling they decided to move the capital from New York to a swamp on the Potomac. And in some senses, it still is a swamp. Purely in...
  • Checking in on Cindy McCain's lapel pins

    Checking in on Cindy McCain's lapel pins
    CONFESSION: I can't stop staring at Cindy McCain's chest. It's like a Fourth of July fireworks finale with all those sparkly patriotic pins on her lapel. They seem to be breeding like wild hares in her closet too. Every time she appears at a luncheon or a...
  • Justice is the key to peace in Darfur

    The arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic last week demonstrates that justice is possible. Far from being the political leader he styled himself as, Karadzic, who has been indicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, is now just a...
  • The next president will disappoint you

    On inauguration day, a new U.S. president is a demigod, the embodiment of aspirations as vast as they are varied. Over the course of the years that follow, the president inevitably fails to fulfill those lofty hopes. So the cycle begins anew, and...
  • Sunday shows: Queen Noor, H. Clinton, Barbour, R. Gates

     
    Also Joe Lieberman, Jeff Sessions, Jon Kyl, Patrick, Michele Bachmann, Lamar Alexander, Chuck Schumer....