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Madeleine Albright

2016 Speaker

Madeleine Albright is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Madam Secretary,” The Mighty and the Almighty,” “Memo to the President” and “Read My Pins.”  Albright has recently written “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.” Drawing upon her memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, Albright offers a moving and incisive account of this tumultuous period. As she describes her own experience growing up during this period, Albright reflects on the discovery of her family’s Jewish heritage many decades after the war, and the choices that her parents and their generation faced as complicated events unfolded on the world stage. Albright was U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.  Her distinguished career of public service includes positions in the National Security Council, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and on Capitol Hill.
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