WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the passing of former United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, the McCain Institute released the following statement:
“Today, America lost a patriot and an irreplaceable leader. After fleeing tyranny and oppression at an early age, Madeleine Albright went on to become a trailblazer and a giant of American diplomacy, serving in multiple presidential administrations. As the first woman to hold the office of United States Secretary of State, Secretary Albright was a visible and vocal symbol of American values on the world stage. Later, as chairman of the National Democratic Institute, she worked tirelessly with International Republican Institute Chairman Senator John McCain to support democracy wherever it was needed.
“Throughout her career, Secretary Albright’s life story gave hope to millions as she became a living embodiment of the American Dream. We were fortunate to host Secretary Albright for discussions about one of her many books and the state of global democracy. While her expertise in international affairs was unmatched, her conviviality and gift for storytelling will be remembered equally as fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Secretary Albright’s loved ones.”
About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John S. McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute is fighting to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable and advance character-driven leadership, both at home and around the world.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.