Foreign Policy Crossroads: Where We Are and How We Got Here

WASHINGTON, DC (September 3, 2020) – As a professor, author, international democracy organization chair,  U.N. ambassador – not to mention America’s 64th secretary of state and highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at that time – Madeleine Albright has played a role in nearly every major foreign policy debate of our time. Along the way, she’s learned lessons, gained insights and managed to keep her sense of humor.

On September 16, Albright will discuss her latest book, “Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir,” with McCain Institute Executive Director Mark Green. The discussion will serve as the second installment of the Institute’s Authors & Insights Book Talk Series. This is the second installment of the virtual series, which examines America’s challenges and authors’ insights on how to meet them.

“From the promotion and protection of democracy to dealing with America’s foremost adversaries, Secretary Albright stands alone as an icon in U.S. foreign policy,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Mark Green. “Secretary Albright’s latest book offers personal reflections on the challenges she took on during her tenure, as well as the life experiences that prepared her for those challenges. This is an opportunity for us all to learn from her experience.”

Secretary Albright serves as the chair for the National Democratic Institute – one of the “four cores” of democracy assistance – and Green, as the former president of the International Republican Institute, will pay particular attention to the global state of democracy, the challenges to democracy and the importance of American leadership around the world throughout their conversation.

The McCain Institute invites all to join the Authors & Insights Book Talk Series – Foreign Policy Crossroads: Where We Are and How We Got Here virtually on Wednesday, September 16, at 2 p.m. EDT. More information, including the Register link, can be found on the McCain Institute Events page. Viewers will have a chance to ask Albright questions about her book, career and the state of the world, and one lucky attendee will receive a signed copy of the “Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century” through a random drawing.

About the Authors & Insights Book Talk Series

While the U.S. faces a range of challenges these days – both here at home and on the world stage – the McCain Institute maintains that all of them can be met by reaffirming character-driven leadership. To bolster its message, the Institute hosts the Authors & Insights Book Talk Series. Through this “reverse book tour,” Institute leaders interview authors of important newly-released books on American politics, policy and leadership with the intention to engage the American people in a dialogue that affirms the importance of character-driven leadership and America’s leadership in the international community. The result will be a blueprint for a brighter future.

About the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University

Inspired by the character-driven leadership of Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute implements programs and initiatives to make a difference in people’s lives across a range of critical areas: leadership development, human rights, rule of law, national security, counterterrorism and combatting human trafficking. [FACT SHEET]

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Institute is proudly part of ASU, the largest public university in America– ranked #1 in innovation for five years running.