James & Sarah Brady
James Lovell
Jane Goodall
J.B. Schramm
Jean-M. Cousteau
Jeff Skoll
Jehan Sadat
Jenny Bowen
J. Hockenstein & M. Siriphongphan
Jeroo Billimoria
Jim Fruchterman
Jimmy Carter
Joan Baez
Jody Williams
Joe Madiath
John & Susan C. Marks
John Glenn
John Hume
John Wood
José Ramos-Horta
Juan Mendez & Paul van Zyl
Kailash Satyarthi
Karen Tse
Kerry Kennedy
Kim Dae-Jung
Kofi Annan
Lech Walesa
Lee Butler
Linus Pauling
Luis Szarán
Madeleine Albright
Mahbub ul-Haq
Mahnaz Afkhami
Mairead C. Maguire
Margaret Thatcher
Marian W. Edelman
Mark Plotkin & Liliana Madrigal
Martin Burt
Martin Von Hildebrand
Mary Robinson
Matt Flannery & Premal Shah
Maya Angelou
Maya Ying Lin
Michael Eckhart
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mindy Lubber
Mitch Besser & Gene Falk
Mohamed El-Baradei
Mother Teresa
Muhammad Yunus
Munqeth Mehyar, Nader Khateeb, & Gidon Bromberg
Neil Armstrong
Nelson Mandela
Nick Moon & Martin Fisher
Nina Smith
Norman E. Borlaug
Óscar Arias S.
Patch Adams
Paul Farmer
Paul Hawken

Madeleine Albright

Biography

Madeleine Albright

When she was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State in 1997 under President Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright became the highest ranking woman in the history of the United States government. Born in Prague in 1937, but raised in Denver, Colorado, Albright has had a distinguished career as a professor, a diplomat, a human rights advocate, and a trusted advisor on world affairs. After graduating from the prestigious Wellesley College in 1959, Albright became a U.S. citizen and made her foray into the working world with an internship at the Denver Post. Few could have imagined at that time the incredible impact the young, determined Albright would have on world politics and diplomacy. Fluent in four languages, Albright has since served as a professor of International Affairs and the Director of Women in Foreign Service at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service, been a member of President Clinton's cabinet, accepted a post with the National Security Council, and was appointed the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She has also been awarded five Honorary Doctors of Law degrees from universities around the country. Since her retirement, Albright has remained involved in government affairs as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's most trusted informal advisor. Albright recounted her stunning career in her memoir, Madam Secretary, which was published in 2003. A woman of incredible strength, intelligence, and dedication, Madeleine Albright epitomizes what it means to be a trailblazer, both as a woman and as a diplomat.

Quotations

"There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

"I'm for democracy, but imposing democracy is an oxymoron. People have to choose democracy, and it has to come up from below."

References

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