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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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  • Great Beginnings

    Great Beginnings
    Our book club is made up of 12 women who live in the same neighborhood in Homewood. Since 1996, our members have rotated hosting the monthly meetings and leading the discussions. Nonfiction books such as "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright, "Galileo'...
  • 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...
  • City sees bright side of summits

    City sees bright side of summits
    The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday in a pitch for cooperation that stayed away from potential...
  • Robert E. Gray dies at 86; co-founder of women's clothier St. John Knits

    Robert E. Gray dies at 86; co-founder of women's clothier St. John Knits
    Robert E. Gray, co-founder and longtime chief executive of women's clothier St. John Knits, died Tuesday at his Orange County home after a long illness. He was 86. Gray and his wife, Marie, started the company in a San Fernando Valley garage in 1962 on a...
  • Pledging allegiance to a new flag in 'Citizen U.S.A.'

    When immigrants say, "I love America" and "God bless America" in accents from other countries, those words take on the ring of poetry. To watch people who desperately want to become Americans is to be reminded of some of the country's basic ideals. If...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Op-ed takes a too rosy view of Iranian intentions

    Commentator Ray McGovern charges Israel with using the pretext of alleged Iranian support for terrorism, to "whip up support for war" ("Is Israel fixing the intel? Netanyahu's rhetoric has echoes of Bush administration's justification for the Iraq war,"...
  • An exit interview with Rep. David Dreier

    David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of...
  • Madeleine Albright's brooches tell a story at Bowers Museum

     Madeleine Albright's brooches tell a story at Bowers Museum
    It's hard to fathom that Saddam Hussein inspired a fashion trend. But he did for Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of State under President Clinton. It was after the first Gulf War, after she criticized Hussein...