Heard on Campus: Madeleine Albright

"The job of educating and training has always been important but it is especially important now. We need all the education and training we can get to dig ourselves out of today's problems."

-- Madeleine Albright, the 64th Secretary of State of the United States during President Bll Clinton's second administration, speaking about the power of knowledge in changing the world's current economic and environmental troubles. Albright spoke Thursday (Feb. 5) at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State Campus as the third speaker in the 2008-09 Student Programming Association's Distinguished Speaker Series. Appointed in 1997 as the first female Secretary of State, Albright was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at that time. She is a principal of The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm, where she uses her extensive experience in global affairs and renowned diplomatic skills to help domestic and international businesses and nongovernmental organizations foster strategic partnerships.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010