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561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents Madeleine Albright with ‘Economy and Security in the 21st Century’

BOCA RATON, FL (January 4, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents Madeleine Albright with “Economy and Security in the 21st Century.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. A book signing will follow the lecture. Single tickets are $35 and groups of 15 or more are $30 per ticket. FAU faculty and staff tickets are $10, and FAU students may obtain admission for free with a student ID. Tickets can be purchased at www.fauevents.com , by calling 1-800-564-9539 or at the box office in FAU’s Student Union.

Albright was the 64th secretary of state of the United States.  In 1997, she was named the first woman secretary of state and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.  Prior to her appointment, Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of U.S. President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet and National Security Council.  As secretary of state, Albright reinforced America's alliances, advocated democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor and environmental standards abroad.

Albright is currently a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.  She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the Pew Global Attitudes Project, and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation.  Albright serves on the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees for the Aspen Institute.  In 2009, Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to chair a group of experts focused on developing NATO's New Strategic Concept.  Albright is the chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. 

Albright is author of four New York Times best sellers: Madam Secretary (2001), Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2007), Memo to the President:  How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership (2008) and Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomats Jewel Box (2009). The last two best sellers will be on sale after the lecture. Her next book, Prague Winter, is slated for release in April 2012.  Prague Winter tells the story of Albright's experiences and those of her family living in Prague during and immediately after World War II.

For more information on the Symposium on the American Presidency, visit www.fau.edu/larkin.

-FAU-

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