Paul McCartney
Paul Newman
Paul Rice
Peter Gabriel
Phil Lane Jr.
Pierce Brosnan
Pope John Paul II
Queen Noor of Jordan
Quincy Jones
Quratulain Bakhteari
Rajendra K. Pachauri
Ravi Shankar
Rev. Benjamin Weir
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Robert Redford
Rodrigo Baggio
Ron Kovic
Roshaneh Zafar
Rupert Howes
Sakeena Yacoobi
Sebastien Marot
Shimon Peres
Shirin Ebadi
Sidney Poitier
Sonia Gandhi
Soraya Salti
Sr. Helen Prejean
Steven Spielberg
Sue Riddlestone and Pooran Desai
Susan Burns and Mathis Wackernagel
Taddy Blecher
Ted Turner
Theo Colborn
Thich Nhat Hanh
Tony Blair
Vicky Colbert
Victoria Hale
Wangari Maathai
Wei Jingsheng
William Strickland
Zainab Salbi

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."

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