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Honoring the Legacy of Madeleine K. Albright: A Symposium on Diplomacy

About this event

What kind of legacy does long-time SFS professor and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright leave behind? Join us on September 29 for a symposium on the life and work of Secretary Albright, and the issues she cared about, featuring prominent American and foreign policymakers and scholars.


Featured Speakers

Morning Session — Copley Formal Lounge, 10:00-11:30am

The World She Shaped: Albright’s Academic Legacy

  • G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University
  • Stacie Goddard, Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science and Paula Phillips Bernstein ’58 Faculty Director of the Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College
  • Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver
  • Angela Stent, former Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor Emerita of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Saunders, Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies and Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Afternoon Session — Gaston Hall, 12:30-4:00pm

The View from Around the World: A Conversation with Members of Albright’s Aspen Ministers Forum, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Mayu Ávila, first woman Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, 1999-2004
  • Tzipi Livni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, 2006-2009
  • Margot Wallström, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, 2014-2019
  • Moderator: Edward Luce, U.S. national editor and columnist at the Financial Times

The View from Washington and New York: A Conversation with U.S. Officials Following in Albright’s Footsteps, 2:00-3:00pm

  • Wendy Sherman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Moderator: Ambassador Melanne Verveer

A Conversation with the Clintons, 3:00-4:00pm

  • President Bill Clinton (SFS’68)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Moderator: Ambassador Melanne Verveer

The event will be live-streamed on the SFS Facebook page.

The symposium is sponsored by the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the Aspen Ministers Forum. The symposium will be followed by an evening reception, sponsored by the Dentons Global Advisors – Albright Stonebridge Group.