Monday, March 22, 2010

Madeleine Albright to Speak at Clowes Hall

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (pictured) will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (24 March) in Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

According to Butler's news bureau, Albright, secretary of state from 1997-2001 under President Bill Clinton, speaks with humor, insight and eloquence about her life and career as a refugee girl who rose to become the world's most powerful woman. Albright sketches a vivid portrait of her years as secretary of state, and offers candid descriptions of foreign leaders she encountered throughout the world. She also discusses America’s role in the world, the effect of strife on the global economy, current regional conflicts, the future of democracy and the challenge of ensuring security and building peace.

As a best-selling author and successful businessperson, she provides a unique and no-holds-barred account of service at the highest levels of the American government. Albright discusses America’s indispensable role throughout the globe as defender and promoter of freedom, protector of democracy, blanket against terrorist threats, enforcer of global security and provider of both peaceful solutions and strategies for resolving conflict throughout the world.

In addition to her service as secretary of state, Albright served as the U.S. representative to the United Nations, was a member of the Cabinet and the National Security Council and is the former president of the Center for National Policy. In addition, she teaches at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and is chairperson to the Women, Faith, and Development Alliance.

The lecture is the concluding event in the 2009-2010 Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series, a collaborative diversity initiative between Butler University and the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis. For information, contact Marc Allan, 317:940-9822.


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