Madeline Albright: Founding Chair Ministerial Initiative, U. S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Madeleine Albright served as the first female Secretary of State in from 1997 - 2001 during the Clinton administration. Her appointment, at the time, gave her the distinction of being the highest ranking women in U.S. political history. During her time as Secretary of State, Albright was known for her colorful and pins that were often apropos to the situation at hand.
After her time as Secretary of State Albright turned to the private sector, boards, academia, and writing. Notable appointments include the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Founding Chair of the Ministerial Initiative of the Council of Women World Leaders. In 2012 Albright was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given by the U.S. to civilians.
She currently is as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is the author of a number of books related to international relations, her time as Secretary of State, and her life including: Madam Secretary (2003), The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006), Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership (2008), Read My Pins (2009), and Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012).
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