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Madeleine Albright


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Madeleine Albright is the Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's Mortara Center for International Studies. She is also chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management, as well as a member of several boards related to policy and international affairs. During the Clinton administration, Albright first served as the US representative to the United Nations (1993-1997) and as the first female US secretary of state (1997-2001). As secretary of state Albright originally opposed the International Religious Freedom Act, arguing that it would create a hierarchy of human rights, but after leaving that office her position has evolved; she is the author of, among others, of The Mighty and the Albright: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006). President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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