Madeleine Albright
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"Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright" is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously advice and consent/confirmed by a United States Senate/U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.

Albright currently serves as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy/PhD from Columbia University and numerous honorary degrees. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama. Secretary Albright also serves as a director on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Albright is fluent in English language/English, French language/French, Russian language/Russian, and Czech language/Czech; she speaks and reads Polish language/Polish and Serbo-Croatian as well.

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