Madeleine K. Albright in San Francisco

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

In conversation with Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC 7 TV; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

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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: Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.
Time: 11 a.m. check in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: Regular: $25 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes seating in first few rows and copy of the book): $65 standard, $45 members
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation as part of the Good Lit Series. Albright will also be speaking in Palo Alto on 2/22