The eighth annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism featuring Madeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of State, will take place Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Rowland Hall, 720 South Guardsman Way. Secretary Albright will discuss “The Role of Independent Journalism in Diplomacy.” The lecture is open to the public at no charge. Doors open at 6:00 PM; the lecture will begin at 7:00 PM.
Madeleine K. Albright was appointed Secretary of State in 1997, becoming the first women to hold that office and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Albright served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of the President’s Cabinet from 1993-1997.
A professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, she chairs the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. President of the Truman Scholarship Foundation, she is a member of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board, the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute.
Awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the U.S. Medal of Freedom, by President Obama in 2012, Dr. Albright is the author of five New York Times best-sellers:Madam Secretary: A Memoir; The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs; Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership; Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box; and Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.