Madeleine Albright, who appeared here in 1997, was the first woman to serve as US Secretary of State.
In this 1945 photo, a young Albright sits with his father, Joseph Corbel. Korbel was a Czech diplomat, and the family fled Czechoslovakia 10 days after the Nazi invasion.
Works as a newscaster at Wellesley College, Albright Center, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1959 and later earned a master’s degree and a PhD from Columbia University.
In 1988, Albright served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Michael Docox. He also worked for Walter Mondel’s failed campaign in 1984. During the Jimmy Carter administration, she was a member of the White House staff and a congressional coordinator for the National Security Council under Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Albright, as US ambassador to the United Nations, voted in 1993. This was confirmed immediately after the election of President Bill Clinton, whom he also advised during his campaign.
Albright presents a poster from the 1995 World Conference on Women during a meeting with Myanmar’s political leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Albright visits the country in 1996 and contacts an orphan in Burundi.
Albright was sworn in as US Secretary of State in 1997.
Albright visits North Korea in 1997 during a visit to the border village of Panmunjom.
Albright wears a jacket while visiting the US Naval Academy in 1997.
During a NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal in 1997, Albright’s red dress was visible in a sea of suits.
Albright had lunch in 1997 with U.S. troops serving in Bosnia.
Albright received his well-wishers in 1997 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She was the first US Secretary of State to visit the city since the Vietnam War.
Albright talks to an FBI member during a visit to the site of the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Albright sheds tears as she and Clinton attend a memorial service for American citizens killed in the 1998 bombing of the Kenyan embassy.
Albright was interviewed by John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1998 for George Magazine. Kennedy co-founded the magazine.
Albright spoke with the American brigadier. General John Kurddock, commander of the US military, who joined the Kosovo command force in 1999. Albright was instrumental in pressuring President Clinton to intervene in Kosovo to prevent genocide against ethnic Muslims by former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Albright testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1999. The committee was hearing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which will be voted on by the Senate.
President Bill Clinton was surrounded by Albright and others in 2000 for signing bilateral legislation to normalize trade relations with China.
Albright is set to testify before a House committee in 2000 about how Russian President Vladimir Putin came to power.
Albright shares a toast with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at a dinner in Pyongyang, North Korea in 2000. Albright resigned in 2001 after President Clinton’s second term ended.
Albright visited a polling station in Abuja, Nigeria in 2007. She was leading a delegation of election observers from the US-based National Democratic Institute.
Albright talks to a guest at the unveiling of her official portrait in Washington DC in 2008.
Albright and presidential candidate Barack Obama are participating in a 2008 roundtable discussion on foreign affairs.
Albright visits Chicago with students in 2012. The city was hosting a NATO summit next month.
Albright helps plant trees in a botanical garden in her hometown of Prague, Czech Republic, in 2012.
Obama awarded Albright the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. “As the first woman to serve as America’s top diplomat, Madeleine’s courage and tenacity helped bring peace to the Balkans and paved the way for progress in some of the most volatile corners of the world.” Said in his remarks.
Albright plays the drums during the 2012 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition.
Albright, second from left, joined other state secretaries at the groundbreaking ceremony for the US Diplomacy Center in 2014. From left are Hillary Clinton, Albright, Henry Kissinger, John Kerry, James Baker and Colin Powell.
Albright talks with Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko at a meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2014.
Albright showed off her shoes with Olympic athlete Angela Rogerio when she attended a 2014 alumni weekend at Wellesley College.
Albright was known for wearing brooches or decorative pins to convey his foreign policy messages. More than 200 of them were part of the “Read My Pins” collection.
Albright attended the 2015 Glamor Women of the Year Awards. She was honored in the past.
Albright addresses the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
Actor George Clooney embraces Albright at UN headquarters in 2016. He was attending a summit for refugees.
Albright attends former US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s funeral in 2021.