Madeleine Albright to Speak at Colorado State University March 31

Note to Editors: A special question-and-answer press session with Madeleine Albright will be held before her lecture. The session will run from 7:30-7:45 p.m. Contact June Greist at (970) 491-1194 if you would like to attend the press session. Reporters may attend the lecture in Moby Arena; however, television cameras and photography will be allowed only for the first five minutes of Albright’s lecture in Moby Arena. Photos are available electronically by calling Greist.

Madeleine Albright will speak at Colorado State University at 8 p.m. March 31 in Moby Arena as part of Bridges to the Future.

Bridges to the Future is a statewide project cosponsored by Colorado State and the University of Denver to encourage exploration and greater understanding of American history and values. This year’s Bridges to the Future theme is "Nation Building-Global and Local Challenges." Albright’s speech will be followed by a book signing and is free and open to the public.

Advance tickets are required and are available beginning today, March 1, online at, by calling (970) 491-6444 or in person at Campus Information Services in the Lory Student Center or at the Johnson Hall Box Office on campus.   

Albright served as the 64th secretary of state of the United States. She was the first female secretary of state and is the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States government.  

As secretary, Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards aboard.  

Albright has been awarded the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and first Distinguished Scholar of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School. She is chairman of The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She also serves on the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange.

From 1993 to 1997, Albright served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the President’s Cabinet and National Security Council. She also was a member of President’s Carter’s National Security Council and White House Staff.

Albright is the founder of the Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm and author of "Madam Secretary: A Memoir."

Albright’s lecture is sponsored by the Monfort Family Foundation as part of the Monfort Lecture Series.

For information about the Bridges to the Future event, call (970) 491-4634.