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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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sister: Journalists Briefly Crossed into North Korea

    Sister: Journalists Briefly Crossed into North Korea
    LOS ANGELES -- Two American journalists briefly touched North Korean soil before they were imprisoned for four months in the communist country, according to one of the reporter's sister. Lisa Ling says her sister Laura Ling and fellow journalist Euna Lee...
  • Book Calendar

    Words & Ideas TODAY Michael Connelly The author will read and sign his latest book, "The Brass Verdict." Mysteries to Die For, 2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 1 p.m. Free. (805) 374-0084. Omarosa The reality television personality will...
  • Bill Clinton In N.Korea To Negotiate Release Of Journalists

    Bill Clinton In N.Korea To Negotiate Release Of Journalists
    Former President Clinton is likely to win the release of two imprisoned American TV journalists as early as Wednesday and has already begun negotiations with North Korean officials in Pyongyang, a news service in Seoul reported today. Citing unidentified...
  • Albright proposes new foreign policy

    In her new book, "Memo to the President Elect" (HarperCollins, 328 pages, $26.95), former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright makes no secret of her belief that President Bush has eroded America's reputation among even its closest allies. What...
  • 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...