Truman’s President & CEO on the Passing of Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Secretary Madeleine Albright. As our country’s first female Secretary of State, she inspired so many at home and around the world.
She served with great distinction as President of the Center for National Policy, the predecessor to Truman Center for National Policy. Truman benefited from her wise counsel throughout her tenure as a beloved and respected member of Truman’s Board of Advisors.
On a personal note, she was also the first Secretary of State under whom I had the privilege to serve. I have long admired her passionate defense of democracy and human rights, and the countless glass ceilings she shattered as the “first” woman in so many roles. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family during this difficult time. I know her loss will be greatly felt by all of us at Truman and by countless others around the world who believe in the democratic ideals she advanced.
America’s engagement with the world is stronger today because of the principles she championed and the example she set. Truman will honor her memory and legacy of achievement by continuing to advance democratic freedoms as we support the next generation of leaders who hold those values dear.”
Jenna Ben-Yehuda, President & CEO, Truman Center for National Policy