Remembering a Trailblazer
Georgetown University mourns the loss of the Hon. Madeleine K. Albright, the first woman U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and beloved professor who taught for almost 40 years in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.
For nearly 40 years, Madeleine Albright taught more than 2,000 students at Georgetown. Today, her students share their memories of her impact in and out of the classroom.
In Her Own Words
Secretary Albright inspired students not only to understand the world, but to serve the world. “I love teaching at Georgetown,” she said. “I’m sometimes known as ‘Secretary,’ but most of all I like being known as ‘Professor.'”
“We honor the life of Madeleine Albright—a leader who served not only our nation, but our world. Since she first joined our faculty in 1982, we have been honored by her leadership in our University community. She has inspired generations of students to pursue careers in public service and diplomacy. We remember her as a distinguished public servant, a groundbreaking leader, a devoted professor, and a seasoned diplomat who has demonstrated her visionary leadership on complex international issues. We express our most sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.”
An Advocate of Democracy and Diplomacy
Albright, Casey and Tenet share their expert insights on the future role of the U.S. in light of COVID-19, a contested presidential election and other foreign and domestic challenges.
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Share a Message of Remembrance
Share your memories of Secretary Albright and her legacy with the hashtag #GURemembersSecAlbright.