Madeleine K. Albright Global Justice Lecture


The Hague Institute and the Brookings Institution welcomed on 17 June former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for the inaugural Madeleine K. Albright Global Justice Lecture.

Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, and Chair of Albright Capital Management, an affiliated investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.

She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 2012, Dr. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama.

In 1997, Dr. Albright 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 for democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor, and environmental standards abroad. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Prior to her service in the Clinton Administration, she served as President of the Center for National Policy; was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Council and White House staff; and served as Chief Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Edmund Muskie.

Albright serves as an Honorary Chair for the World Justice Project and is Chair of the advisory council for The Hague Institute for Global Justice, which was founded in 2011 in The Hague.


  • Dr. Abiodun Williams, Welcome
    President of The Hague Institute
  • Jozias van Aartsen, Introduction
    Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
    Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, former Secretary of State of the United States, and Chair of the Advisory Council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Ted Piccone, Moderator
    Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution


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