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Albright, Madeleine (Marie Jana Korbelova)

Born: 1937 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat


1937 - Albright was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on May 15, 1937.


1955 - Attended and graduated from Kent Denver High School.


1970 - Received her bachelors degree from Wellesley College. Went to study at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Received a Certificate from the Russian Institute at Columbia University. She also received her Master and Doctorate from Columbia University.


1976-1978 - Became Chief Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Edmund Muskie.


1978-1981 - Appointed as a staff member of the White House and the National Security Council.


1981-1982 - Became a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution and served as a Senior Fellow in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She was one of the founders of the Center for National Policy and became the pesident of the organization. Appointed Research Professor of International Affairs and Director of Women in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.


1993 - Appointed Ambassador to UN on February 9, 1993.


1996 - She was nominated by President Clinton as Secretary of State on December 5, 1996.


1997 - Elected United States Secretary of State on January 23, 1997. She is the first female Secretary of State.


2000 - Albright became one of the highest level Western diplomats to meet Kim Jong-il, during an official visit to North Korea.


2001-Present - Became a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Change and is currently Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.


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