Lectures & Conversations
Prague Winter with Madeleine Albright
The President Bill Clinton Lecture Series in American History
Madeleine Albright, Carla Anne Robbins (moderator)
Mon, February 11th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(members $18)

The February 11, 2013 program with Madeleine Albright and Carla Anne Robbins has been canceled. We are exploring possible dates to reschedule this event for the spring. Please stay tuned!

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Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia—the country where she was born—the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism and the onset of the Cold War. In this program she recounts a tale that takes us from the Bohemian capital to the bomb shelters of London to the highest councils of European and American government.


Madeleine Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and Chair and Principal of Albright Capital Management LLC. In 1997, she became the first woman to be named U.S. Secretary of State. Her latest book is Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948. Carla Anne Robbins, a former deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times and chief diplomatic correspondent of The Wall Street Journal, is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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