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November 2, 2005

St. Edward's University Hosts a Dialogue with Madeleine Albright

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University presents a dialogue between Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state of the United States, and Rosario Green, former secretary of state of Mexico, on Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Madeleine Korbel Albright served as the United States' 64th secretary of state during the Clinton administration. She was named to the post in 1997, becoming the first woman to hold the position, and at that time, was the highest ranking woman in the history of U.S. government.

Kozmetsky Center Director Rosario Green, the only woman to have served as Mexico's secretary of state, will conduct the dialogue. "Through the Kozmetsky Center speaker series, we hope to transcend national boundaries and offer an international perspective on issues of social justice and economic policy," said Green. "What better choice to open the world of international relations to our students than with my colleague Madeleine Albright."

The public is invited to e-mail questions in advance for consideration. Questions for Madeleine Albright may be submitted to kozmetskycenter@admin.stedwards.edu and must include the author's name and place of residence (city and state or country). Questions must be received by 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, to be eligible for consideration. Planned topics include Albright's experience at the United Nations and her assessment of her achievements in her career to date.

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. Serving as a member of the President's Cabinet and National Security Council for eight years, Albright was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. Albright is the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and the first Visiting Saltzman Fellow at Columbia University's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

About the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance: Established through a $3 million gift from Ronya Kozmetsky and her late husband, George, the Kozmetsky Center benefits not only students at the university — through interdisciplinary scholarly activities on campus and in international forums — but also individuals around the world who benefit from sustainable economies.



Event Details

• Who: The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University

• What: "A Dialogue with Madeline Albright"

Free and open to the public.

• When: Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets available on Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Nov. 13 from 2–5 p.m. in the Recreation & Convocation Center on Andre Drive. Limit of two tickets per person.

• Where: St. Edward's University Recreation & Convocation Center. (3001 South Congress Avenue)

Media Parking: Media will have access to the Recreation & Convocation Center from the parking lot near Andre Drive. Off of Woodward, turn on Andre Drive, then park behind the Recreation & Convocation Center. Media may begin set-up at noon. For a campus map, go to www.stedwards.edu/map/campmap.htm.

Public Parking: Parking on campus is not available. The public is invited to catch a free shuttle, beginning at noon, at the Home Depot on the corner of Woodward and southbound I-35.

Interview and photo opportunity for media: Madeleine Albright and Rosario Green will be available to answer questions from the media immediately following the event 3 to 4 p.m.

For more event information, contact Mia Sims at 448-8740, or mias@admin.stedwards.edu.

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