In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY News
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s venerable career in public service includes positions on the National Security Council, on Capitol Hill, and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In 2012, Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her books include the memoirs Madam Secretary, The Mighty and the Almighty, and Prague Winter, in which she recounts the story of her Czech childhood under Nazi invasion and Soviet occupation. Drawing upon these experiences, a career spent in international diplomacy and governance, and insights from colleagues around the world, Albright’s new book explores the history and resurgence of fascism, the threat it poses to peace, and remedies to the inequalities that give rise to oppression.
Note: Dr. Albright's voice is quiet for a couple minutes before the sound level increases.
Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture