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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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  • The bad habit

    The bad habit with which the United States was left by victory in the Cold War was to believe that the war had been a-zero sum game, which is to say that whoever won, won -- they were now and forever Number One, the leader in whatever international situation demanded solution "ISIL? Stand aside -- We'll send bombers and lead a coalition." "Ebola? -- our Special Forces and military hospitals are on the way!" These don't in fact solve the problems, either ISIL or Ebola, or the rise in Taliban activity in Afghanistan or car-bombings in Baghdad, but all of this contributes to the American self-image as the "indispensible" nation -- as Madeleine Albright put it in 1998, a phrase to be recalled and reasserted ever since.
  • Conan O'Brien ignites Twitter war with Madeleine Albright

    War has broken out on Twitter between two powerful factions and it seems that only some real diplomacy and statecraft can save the day. In one corner there's late night host Conan O'Brien. In the other, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright....

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed
    Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner. Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...

    Benghazi-inspired 'Madam Secretary' aims to 'pull back the curtain' on DC

    Benghazi-inspired 'Madam Secretary' aims to 'pull back the curtain' on DC
    Call it the Hillary Effect. This fall, two new shows will join already existing series like "Veep" and "Scandal" centering on powerful women in Washington. On NBC's there's "State of Affairs" starring Katherine Heigl as a CIA analyst and Alfre Woodard...

    'Madam Secretary' Aims to 'Pull Back the Curtain' on State Department

    CBS has high hopes for "Madam Secretary" to be a prestige player in "The Good Wife" vein. Creator-exec producer Barbara Hall made it clear that the Beltway-set drama starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of State will focus in large part on the business of the...