June 18, 2009
Madeleine Albright on Democracy in Eastern Europe at First Bronislaw Geremek Lecture
By Atlantic Council
The visionary democracy activist and former Foreign Affairs Minister of Poland passed suddenly in July 2008, and the Council quickly established an annual lecture series in his name to honor and preserve his democratic ideals. For the inaugural Bronislaw Geremek Lecture, Secretary Albright discussed Professor Geremek’s commitment to Euro-Atlantic values in light of the pressing concerns facing Europe today.
Introductory remarks were provided by Robert Kupiecki, the Ambassador of Poland, and Paula Dobrianksy, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs and a member of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors. Following Secretary Albright’s lecture, a Q&A session was moderated by Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe.
New Atlanticist Analysis:
- Albright on the Complexity of International Relations – James Joyner