Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Speak at Yale Divinity School; Address will also be Web-cast live

Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State in the Administration of President Clinton, will speak in the Marquand Chapel of Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, on March 30 at 4 p.m.

It will also be Web-cast live at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Events.albright.video.html.

The lecture will be entitled, “The Mighty and the Almighty: American Foreign Policy and God,” and will emphasize the role of religion in the way the United States is seen by others around the globe, especially in the Islamic world.

Dr. Albright will hold a 15-minute press conference following her lecture. Also available for questions at that time will be Harold W. Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School.

Madeleine Korbel Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. She was the first woman Secretary of State and is the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.

As Secretary, Dr. Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad.

Accomplishments during former Secretary Albright’s tenure included the expansion and modernization of NATO and NATO’s successful campaign to reverse ethnic cleansing in Kosovo; the promotion of peace in the Balkans; the reduction of nuclear dangers from Russia; the expansion of democracy in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America; the expansion of our multifaceted relationship with China including trade as well as human rights; and the growth of trade in the Americas, in Africa through the African Growth Opportunity Act, and through the conclusion of hundreds of other agreements that facilitated American business overseas. In June 2000, she and representatives from every region of the world convened the first ever conference of democracies.

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