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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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  • Women Unravel Dreams To Men's Dismay

    I have this recurring dream where — have you stopped reading yet? If you're a guy, I bet you have. If you're a woman, I bet you're saying, "Oh, please, just wait until you hear my recurring dream! I've had it since I was 6. It only happens if I'...
  • Connie Lindsey, Girl Scouts national president

    Connie Lindsey, Girl Scouts national president
    Connie Lindsey learned at an early age that a small gesture of generosity can be life-changing. "My Girl Scout troop was inside my Lutheran church," says Lindsey, 56, who grew up in the inner city of Milwaukee. "My mother couldn't afford to buy my...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin
    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
  • Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague. A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
  • Polasek legacy: Sculptor's democracy statue returns to Prague

    Polasek legacy: Sculptor's democracy statue returns to Prague
    When about a dozen Central Floridians attend a Czech national celebration Wednesday in Prague, they will be watching a piece of history set right — and the conclusion of a saga that encompasses two world wars, communist occupation, defiant...
  • Pomp and ceremony as Polasek statue unveiled in Prague

     Pomp and ceremony as Polasek statue unveiled in Prague
    In an email, Debbie Komanski, executive director of Winter Park's Albin Polasek Museum, checked in from the festivities in Prague, Czech Republic. Komanski and other officials of the Polasek Foundation, which oversees the museum, flew to Prague to attend...
  • Del Toro y la pequeña actriz de gran estatura

    Después de labrarse un buen nombre como director, Guillermo del Toro parece más interesado en producir y promover nuevos talentos. Su más reciente descubrimiento se llama Bailee Madison, la artista de 11 años que protagoniza Don't Be Afraid of the Dark....
  • Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader

    Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media. Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic...
  • Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland

    Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland
    The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter....
  • Smith Village Ladies Book Club

    Smith Village Ladies Book Club
    One thing to know about our book club We are the Smith Village Ladies Book Club. Smith Village is a continuing-care retirement community in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood. Our meetings In a retirement community, our conversations about the books are...
  • Review: Laurent Binet deftly juggles Nazis and war heroes in 'HHhH'

     Review: Laurent Binet deftly juggles Nazis and war heroes in 'HHhH'
    -------------------- HHhH A Novel Laurent Binet, translated from the French by Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 336 pp., $26 -------------------- Laurent Binet tackles the story of a Nazi and the two Czechoslovakian war heroes who set out to...