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Former Secretary of State Albright to appear at U of M dinner/discussion

Madeleine Albright, the nation’s first female secretary of state, will appear at a special program sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School Oct. 16.

The program, which includes dinner and a discussion, costs $95.

Albright, who served in President Clinton’s administration, is coming as part of the Humphrey School’s “Women in Public Life” series.

Organizers say she’ll “share her own experiences in public service and discuss the role of women in public policy, as attendees are encouraged to examine the issues of politics, leadership, and public affairs, and the rights of women and girls across the globe.”


  • Oct. 16,  International Market Square, 275 Market St., Minneapolis
  • 5:30 p.m. social hour
  • 6:15 p.m. dinner 
  • 7 p.m. discussion
  • 8:15 p.m coffee, dessert and conversation

Online registration is available. Proceeds from the program will support Humphrey School student scholarships through the Madeleine Albright Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Fund.

Albright also will co-teach a class at the Humphrey School Oct. 17, with former U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, where they’ll discuss America’s place in the world and opportunities to re-engage Americans in the world during a period when many in Washington want to pull back.

Laura Bloomberg, associate dean of the Humphrey School, said of Albright’s visit:

“We are fortunate to be able to discuss the importance of women in public decision making roles with her, as there is so much to be learned about politics, leadership, and policy from Dr. Albright.”

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