WASHINGTON — Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service will honor the life and legacy of its long-serving professor and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, with a symposium on diplomacy featuring prominent American and foreign policymakers and scholars.
Speakers will include former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, USAID Administrator Samantha Power, and Ambassador Melanne Verveer.
The symposium will also feature three leaders who are members of the Aspen Ministers Forum, the group of former foreign ministers Albright founded in 2003 and chaired until her death. The Forum continues to serve today as a platform for nonpartisan dialogue, aimed at developing concrete policy recommendations to build upon and improve the work of key international institutions. This panel will include Mayu Ávila (El Salvador), Tzipi Livni (Israel), and Margot Wallström (Sweden) and will be moderated by Edward Luce, U.S. national editor and columnist at the Financial Times.
The day will open with a panel of professors discussing “The World She Shaped: Albright’s Academic Legacy,” with G. John Ikenberry (Princeton University), Stacie Goddard (Faculty Director of the Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College), Deborah Avant (Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver), and Angela Stent (Georgetown University School of Foreign Service), moderated by Elizabeth Saunders (Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service).
All events will be held on Georgetown’s campus. The morning academic panel will take place in the Copley Formal Lounge, and the afternoon program will take place in Gaston Hall. A full schedule for September 29 will be available shortly, and more details can be found on the SFS websiteat this link. The symposium will be live-streamed and is co-sponsored by the Aspen Ministers Forum.
Press coverage of the symposium will be open to pre-registered media. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Marie.Harf@georgetown.edu.
The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State and a long-time public servant, Madeleine K. Albright joined Georgetown’s faculty in the School of Foreign Service in 1982. Over the past four decades, she frequently shared her national security and diplomatic expertise with the Georgetown community through events, advocacy and her famed undergraduate course, “American National Security Tool Box.”
The Walsh School of Foreign Service, founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. SFS provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit value of service.