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Madeleine Albright: Fascism, Pins, & Being Madam Secretary

March 9, 2021

In This Episode:

Madeleine Albright joins Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi for an all-new episode of Intergenerational Politics to talk about the dangers of fascism, what it will take to repair democracy, her glass-shattering life full of accomplishments and overcoming hurdles, her stint as an actress in multiple shows like “Madam Secretary” and “Gilmore Girls,” and, of course, her pins. Madeleine Albright was born in Czechoslovakia, moved to the United States as a young child, went to Wellesley, and got her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She then served on the National Security Council under Zbigniew Brzezinski during the Carter administration, was appointed by Pres Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, before he named her to be America‚Äôs first female Secretary of State. President Obama also awarded her the presidential medal of freedom. She is currently the Chair of the Albright-Stonebridge Group, a Professor at Georgetown University, and the author of “Fascism: A Warning” and “Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir” and many more books.
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