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Past Event

Madeleine Albright: Hell and Other Destinations

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America’s first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. “I don’t want to be remembered,” she answered. “I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.” So she has continued to write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, and spend more time with her grandchildren.

For nearly 20 years, Secretary Albright has been in constant motion. Her new memoir is blunt, intimate, funny, and serious. An excellent basis for a rare, candid visit with one of America’s most memorable and revered public figures. Join us to hear Secretary Albright's outlook on the world . . . past, present and post-COVID. 


Albright black and white photo by Platon

May 14, 2020

United States

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Madeleine Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State; Author, Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir
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In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy
President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

3 p.m. PDT program