The Honorable Madeleine Albright’s family history is inescapably a history of Europe during the Second World War. In Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, a memoir of her early years, the former secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations looks back to the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, then traces her family’s responses to war and the Holocaust, examining the options available at the time and reflecting on difficult decisions made. In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of The New Republic."
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
Leon Wieseltier is literary editor of The New Republic, a post he's held since 1983. He is the author of Kaddish, among other books. His essays on political, literary, and religious subjects have appeared in many publications. He was educated at Columbia College, Balliol College, Oxford, and Harvard University, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows. His small acting career has included a part on "The Sopranos."