July 21, 2020
5:00pm to 5:45pm

Zoom Video Conference (login details provided day before or day of event)

A keynote event as part of the Beyond the Horizon summit where former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be honored with the Warren Christopher Public Service Award.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will join us to discuss her most recent memoir Hell and Other Destinations, as well as the state of American global leadership and growing threats to democracy around the world as the United States faces this unique moment in history.

The Warren Christopher Public Service Award honors the lifetime achievements of former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, the longtime former Chair of the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors. The Christopher Award is presented to those who demonstrate commitment to international and domestic affairs, to the highest ethical standards, to the promotion of the common good, to equality and fairness, and to government service as a noble pursuit. In 2013, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first recipient of the Warren Christopher Public Service Award. Watch the highlights of her acceptance speech. In 2016, Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland (1990-1997) and the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), became the second recipient of the award.

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Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

Madeleine K. Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She also chairs the National Democratic Institute, serves as the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and is a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy. Dr. Albright is a seven-time New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book, Hell and Other Destinations was published in April 2020. Her other books include: her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir (2003); The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006); Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership (2008); Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009); Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012), and Fascism: A Warning (2018). Read more.


Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy

Dr. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. Read more.

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