Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, discusses issues of the day and her new book, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership.
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine Albright is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.
Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. In addition to her PhD from Columbia University, she also holds Honorary Doctors of Laws from the University of Washington in 2002, Smith College in 2003, University of Winnipeg in 2005, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and Knox College in 2008. Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
Madeleine Albright talks about the second half of her new book, Memo to the President Elect, which lists 5 big issues facing the next president: how to fight terrorism without creating more terrorists; the broken non-proliferation treaty; how to restore democracy; the negative aspects of globalization; and climate change and energy.
Madeleine Albright states her view on how to deal with religious differences in the Middle East and shape the peace process in the region. She states, "we need to use more religious leaders in helping deal with the conflict of these kinds. And, that religious leaders need to be brought in as early as possible on various issues, cannot sit at the table during negotiations, but can be very good resource people and then be validators."