Megatrends in Foreign Policy: A Conversation w/ Secretary Madeleine Albright
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM (PST)
***The event is currently at max capacity. However, in the event there are extra seats open before the discussion, we will re-open registration. In addition, there will be video monitors in the atrium outside of Banatao Auditorium live streaming the event for guests who are unable to be seated in the auditorium***
Hosted by the Blum Center for Developing Economies, former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright will visit UC Berkeley to discuss megatrends in foreign policy, including enabling democracy via novel technology. Former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, will moderate the conversation with the Secretary.
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 4:30pm to 6:00pm (PST)
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
About former Secretary Madeleine Albright
Secretary Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She is also chair of The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Secretary 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, Dr. Albright reinforced America's alliances, advocated democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and as a member of the president's Cabinet. From 1989 to 1992, she served as president of the Center for National Policy. Previously she was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Council and White House staff from 1978 to 1981, and from 1976 to 1978, she served as chief legislative assistant to Sen. Edmund S. Muskie.
Dr. Albright is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both NDI and the Pew Global Attitudes Project, and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Albright serves on the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees for the Aspen Institute. In 2009, Dr. Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to chair a group of experts on NATO's New Strategic Concept.
About former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm
Jennifer M. Granholm is a Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
She served as Michigan’s 47th governor from 2003 to 2011. As Governor, Granholm led the state through a brutal economic downturn that resulted from a meltdown in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. She worked to diversify the state’s economy, strengthen its auto industry, preserve the manufacturing sector, and add new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy, to Michigan’s economic portfolio. While governor, Michigan was repeatedly named one of the top three states in the nation for business locations or expansions and was twice recognized by The Pew Center on the States as one of the best-managed states in the nation. According to the Gallup Job Creation Index, Michigan led the country in the improvement of job market conditions between 2009 and 2010.
Driving time from San Francisco can be between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic on the Bay Bridge.
- Exit University Avenue (Berkeley) from I-80
- University Ave.: East, towards University of California (the hills, NOT the Bay)
- Continue east on University Ave. for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street
- Turn left (north) onto Oxford St.
- From Oxford, turn right on Hearst Avenue; continue east 5 blocks
- Sutardja Dai Hall will on the right at Hearst and Leroy Avenues
Lower Hearst Parking Structure:
The Lower Hearst Parking Structure is on the left, at the corner of Scenic Ave. & Hearst Ave. There is hourly (fee) parking on Level 2. Sutardja Dai Hall is a 5-10 minute walk from the parking structure.
- From Oxford Avenue, Turn right (east) onto Hearst Ave. (second stoplight)
- Turn left (northeast) onto LeConte Ave. (second left; uphill to the right)
- Turn right (south) onto Scenic Ave. (first right)
Enter the lower level; pre-arranged parking will be reserved for the event on Level 2.
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Sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies
The Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies focuses on improving the well-being of poor people in developing countries by designing and adapting sustainable technologies and by educating and inspiring a new generation of global citizens.