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Review from Gene Siciliano
35 events 19 reviews

Best public affairs event I've attended. The personalities of the Secretaries was fully evident, as were their real views on events, and the result was an outstanding program.

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Review from Nancy Lambert
26 events 2 reviews

Very interesting given timing of current events in the Middle East. Insightful.

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What a wonderful and rare opportunity to witness a lively and meaningful discussion among Former Secretaries of State Rice, Powell, and Albright, particularly at such a pivotal moment in international history! Thank you to AJU for making this...continued

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Learn more about the Secretaries of State at the U.S. State Department website.


_Revolution in Tunisia

Violent Demonstrations in Egypt

King Abdullah of Jordan Dismisses Entire Government


How can the United States avoid another debacle like Iran in 1979? What do these unprecedented upheavals mean for the future of the State of Israel?

Find out on February 28 at the Gibson Amphitheater when you spend an historic evening with former secretaries of state Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Condolezza Rice. These former world leaders will discuss the policies and decisions that shape our country and our world impacting all of our lives.

About Madeleine Albright:

Madeleine K. Albright is the chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.

Albright was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. As Secretary of State, Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad.

She is a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the Pew Global Attitudes Project and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Albright serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute. In 2009, Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to chair a group of experts focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.

Albright is the author of four New York Times best-sellers. Her next book, While I Was Growing Up, is slated for release next year.

About Colin Powell:

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) became the 65th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001. As he stated at his confirmation hearing, the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy during his tenure was that “America stands ready to help any country that wishes to join the democratic world.”

Powell brought extensive experience with him to his office. Before becoming Secretary of State, Powell served as a key aide to the Secretary of Defense and as National Security Advisor to President Reagan. He also served 35 years in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Four-Star General and serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989 – 1993). During this time, he oversaw 28 crises to include the Panama intervention of 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Since returning to private life, Powell has become a strategic limited partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Powell is the Founder of the Colin Powell Policy Center at his alma mater, the City College of New York, and he is helping to raise funds for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC and for the construction of an education center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Powell is the author of his best-selling autobiography, My American Journey.

About Condoleeza Rice:

Condoleezza Rice is Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

From January 2005 to 2009, she served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States. Before serving as America’s chief diplomat, she served as assistant to the president for national security affairs (national security advisor) from January 2001 to 2005.

She is the author of Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010), which shares how her upbringing in segregated Birmingham, Alabama— along with her strong, caring family and parents— helped to shape the course of her life. She has also has authored and co-authored several other books.

She currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About the Whizin Center for Continuing Education at American Jewish University’s Public Lecture Series:

Since 2002, the University’s Public Lecture Series has brought prominent world leaders and media personalities to share their perspectives on our rapidly changing world. Each year, in four intimate and memorable evenings, over 5,000 people gather in the Gibson Amphitheatre to participate in this exciting series.

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