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An Evening with Madeleine Albright | In Conversation with Hannah MacInnes
June 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright may be the most widely admired diplomat of our age; a tireless public servant whose new memoir Hell and Other Destinations is not only a record of living through history – but making it.
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.”
In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favoured political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren.
Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail—and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age.
In this free livestreamed conversation with Hannah MacInnes, we’ll see this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. With stories from her life and work, and reflections upon Trump, the pandemic, and the tribulations of the 21st century, this is an unmissable chance to hear from one of the world’s most admired and respected public figures.
Madeleine Albright is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Fascism, Madam Secretary, The Mighty and the Almighty, Memo to the President and Read My Pins. She was U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career of public service includes positions in the National Security Council, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and on Capitol Hill. She is a resident of Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Hannah MacInnes is a Freelance Journalist, Interviewer and Podcast host. She is a regular at the How To Academy and also interviews at a number of other major literary events. She has co-hosted on London’s Talk Radio and written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS.