Madeleine Albright to Speak at Dominican Thursday Night

Former U.S. Secretary of State will discuss her 2012 book "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War."

By Bay City News Service

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is in the Bay Area today and Friday to discuss a recently released book she wrote on her formative years during World War II and the start of the Cold War, including a stop tonight in Marin.

Albright, 75, was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the first-ever female Secretary of State and, at the time, was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.

She will begin her tour of the Bay Area at a 7 p.m. event at Dominican University in San Rafael, followed by two events hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco and Palo Alto on Friday.

Albright will discuss her 2012 book Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, an autobiography about her family's struggles to survive during World War II and the fate of her native Czechoslovakia under Nazi rule.

Albright's San Francisco appearance is scheduled for noon Friday at the Fairmont Hotel. She will also appear at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto at 7 p.m. The Palo Alto event is sold out.

More information about Albright's appearances can be found on the Commonwealth Club's website.

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tony masi February 22, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright asserted that U.S. policy objectives were worth the deaths of a half million Iraqi children under the age of five when questioned by Lesley Stahl on the 5/12/96 televised episode of "60 Minutes".
Michael February 22, 2013 at 09:12 PM
hard to believe anyone would go to listen to this woman. She was a part of our war machine executive team system that has so much of the world hating us (and with good cause). She is as much to blame (and I believe she is a criminal) for continuing our imperialistic foreign policy as is Hilary Clinton whom so many claim to admire. Women or men they are all responsible for so many deaths. Pitiful.
tony masi February 23, 2013 at 05:15 AM
I can only hope she does not financially profit from publishing war remembrances that failed to have any moral impact on her subsequent, disgusting endorsement of government sanctioned atrocities targeting innocent, civilian populations.


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