Madeleine K. Albright in Palo Alto

Madeleine K. Albright

Former U.S. Secretary of State; Author, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

This event is sold out.

When Albright was U.S. secretary of state in the 1990s, she brought to her job as America's top diplomat a deeply felt understanding of the lessons and wounds of history. Come hear Albright share her remarkable personal story of growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. From the historical accounts of World War II to the onset of the Cold War, she reflects on the complex events, experiences, and moral choices faced by that generation. Albright served as secretary of state under President Bill Clinton and was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. In 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:15 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $25 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (seating in first few rows and copy of book) $65 standard, $45 members
Also know: Part of the Good Lit Series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Albright will be speaking at the San Francisco Club office on 2/22 at noon.