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Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Secretary Madeleine Albright

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Madeleine Albright

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Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down (virtually) for a one-on-one, thought-provoking conversation with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In April 2020, Dr. Albright released her new book “Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir.”

Dr. Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as 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, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She also chairs the National Democratic Institute, serves as the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and is a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.

Dr. Albright is a seven-time New York Times bestselling author. In addition to her most recent book, “Hell and Other Destinations,”her other books include: her autobiography, “Madam Secretary: A Memoir (2003);” “The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006);” “Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership (2008);” “Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009);” “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012);” and “Fascism: A Warning (2018).”

East City Bookshop has “Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir” available for purchase. To support your local bookstore, click here.

This program will be pre-recorded on July 13, and registrants can send questions to in advance. Registrants will receive the video link via email on July 15.


Support has been provided by the HumanitiesDC and the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.



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