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Madeleine K. Albright

Former Secretary of State

September 7, 2016

Madeleine K. Albright was chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.

Albright was the 64th secretary of state of the United States. In 1997 she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997 Albright served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and was a member of the president’s cabinet.

Albright was a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She was also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee.

In 2012 Albright was chosen by President Barack Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.

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