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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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  • New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea

    New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea
    Not since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
  • Why Feb. 5 looks super to Clinton

    The big news Tuesday was not merely that Hillary Rodham Clinton scored an unexpected comeback victory. Emerging from that win was something more durable: a road map that could guide the former first lady to the Democratic presidential nomination. The...
  • Book calendar

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY AWA Architecture Symposium: The Assn. for Women in Architecture will offer a series of presentations by architects, artists, thinkers and public officials. Participants include Barbara Bestor,...
  • Obama meetings focus on foreign policy

     
    by Christi Parsons Barack Obama is in DC today, planning a series of meetings focused mostly on national security. His senior working group on national security is set to discuss the post-Bush challenges in foreign policy and, later, the Democratic......
  • Torture ban sought by former officials

     
    by Katie Fretland A bipartisan coalition of former national security officials, military leaders and religious figures today called for President Bush to issue an executive order banning torture. The group includes members of eight presidential...
  • Jesse Helms, 1921-2008

     
    Sen. Jesse Helms high-fives Johnathan Prevette, 6, of Lexington, N.C., during pre-race activities at Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord, N.C., October 1996. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file) by Frank James Jesse Helms, a conservative stalwart who for...
  • Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial......
  • Dems convene, night 3 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:19 PM -- The Biden clan lasted on the stage longer than Obama did. He left the stage to let the Bidens have their moment. If the night was about getting some momentum going into the last......
  • Rahm Emanuel: Nancy Pelosi's 'valet'

     
    by Mark Silva The meaning of Rahm Emanuel's first name, as he explained to a white-tie crowd of Washingtonians with tongue planted firmly in cheek not long ago: "Go Screw Yourself.'' This, of course, was Emanuel's way of acknowledging in......
  • Cameos!

     
    Yes, they are everywhere this time of year, and honestly, I have no idea why. But turn on a show, any show, and something unusual, someone unusual, will pop up. Of course it's sweeps, and of course networks have......
  • Bush: Obama's 'sherpa' with Europe

     
    by Mark Silva What an international dance is taking place today: Around the perimeters of a global Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy which President Bush has convened on a rainy day in the nation's capital, the leaders......
  • Hillary Clinton as Obama's right hand?

     
    by Frank James New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, raises an important question about the possibility that President-elect Barack Obama could name Sen. Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state. Friedman questions whether the relationship between Obama...