MSUToday
Published: Feb. 19, 2020

Madeleine Albright coming to Wharton Center

Contact(s): Elizabeth Schondelmayer CABS Integration schonde3@msu.edu, Beth Brauer University Communications Beth.Brauer-Delaney@cabs.msu.edu

The Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum presents an evening with Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations at 7:30 p.m. on February 19 at Wharton Center.

This is event is sold out, but you can watch via livestream, courtesy of WKAR.

Madeleine K. Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the U.S.

In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.

From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet.

She is currently a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She also chairs the National Democratic Institute, serves as the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and is a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board.

In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.

Albright’s most recent book, "Fascism: A Warning," debuted at No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of five other New York Times bestselling books: her autobiography, "Madam Secretary: A Memoir"; "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs"; "Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership"; "Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box"; and "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War."

Albright’s upcoming book, "Hell and Other Destinations" will be published in April 2020.

Follow Albright on Twitter: @madeleine