Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will give a free public lecture Thursday, Feb. 28, at Duke.
In the David M. Rubenstein Distinguished Lecture, "The Future of Democracy at Home and Abroad," Albright will assess the current health of democracy and the U.S. role in fighting fascism.
The talk takes place 5:30-7 p.m. in Page Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and are available beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5, either in person at the Duke Box Office or online at tickets.duke.edu.
Albright, now an author and professor of diplomacy at Georgetown University, served as the 64th U.S. secretary of state. When she became secretary in 1997, Albright was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.
In her most recent book, "Fascism: A Warning," a #1 New York Times bestseller, Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her career as a diplomat to examine the response to fascism in the modern era.
The David M. Rubenstein Distinguished Lecture is presented by the Sanford School of Public Policy and co-sponsored by Duke's Program in American Grand Strategy.