Madeleine Albright

Join America's sixty-fourth secretary of state for a luncheon and discussion of her new memoir,

Prague Winter:
A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

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This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
27
Friday
April 27, 2012
11:30 AM

Location

UpStairs on the Square
91 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

SOLD OUT.
There will be no standby line for this event.

Harvard Book Store and Harvard's Institute of Politics are delighted to welcome former secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations MADELEINE ALBRIGHT for a luncheon and presentation of her book Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.

Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia—the country where she was born—the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Albright's experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history.

Drawing on her memory, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring. Prague Winter is an exploration of the past with timeless dilemmas in mind and, simultaneously, a journey with universal lessons that is intensely personal.  The book takes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation.

Tickets to this event include lunch at UpStairs on the Square and a copy of Prague Winter.

Menu:

Spring-Dug Parsnip Soup 
Maple Sugar Crema       

Charred Salmon 
Warm Salad of Farro, Artichoke & Sweet 100’s       

Crème Fraiche & Strawberry French Parfait

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Korbelová Albright is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her PhD is from Columbia University. She holds honorary degrees from Brandeis University; the University of Washington; Smith College; University of Winnipeg; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Knox College. Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include Madam Secretary, a memoir, and Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. There will be no stand-by line for this event.

UpStairs on the Square
91 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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