Former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice on their mutual mentor, and on policy

November 1, 2021
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The University of Denver campus. October 5, 2021.

They hold different political views but former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice share a connection to the University of Denver, and to a common mentor there. Professor Josef Korbel was Albright’s father and the teacher who set Rice on her career path. The two former secretaries met, virtually, a few weeks ago for a conversation sponsored by DU. They talked about their connection to the university and about American policy in the age of disinformation and COVID-19. Their appearance coincided with the inauguration of the university’s new chancellor, Jeremy Haefner.