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Madeleine Albright

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT / NO TICKET REQUIRED / DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks with humor, insight, and eloquence about her life as a young refugee who rose to become the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. government at that time. Albright sketches a vivid portrait of her years as Secretary of State and offers candid descriptions of her experiences in Washington, D.C., and overseas. She also discusses America’s global role and the many challenges facing President Barack Obama and other world leaders today on a number of foreign policy issues.

This biennial series is named for the late Purdue historian Louis Martin Sears, who was a faculty member in the then-joint Department of History and Political Science from 1920 until his retirement in 1956. Sears specialized in diplomatic history and biography and was the author of numerous books. The lecture series bearing his name is alternately produced by the History and Political Science departments, in conjunction with Purdue Convocations