Jan. 18, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright '59
and Former Secretary of the Treasury
for a public dialogue on "
The United States
in the 21st Century."
Cokie Roberts '64
, Senior Correspondent for ABC News and NPR, will moderate. This event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed.
Paulson, who served as Secretary of the Treasury from 2006 to 2009, and his wife,
Wendy Judge Paulson
'69, are distinguished visiting professors for the
2013 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
. Named to honor Secretary Albright, the Institute supports the College's mission of educating students for leadership in a complex and interdependent global environment. Albright and Paulson will discuss U.S.-
relations and the importance of that relationship to global politics.
"If the U.S. can find a way to work with
, most global problems will become easier to handle; if the U.S. cannot work with
, solving global problems will be much more difficult," said Paulson, who currently chairs
The Paulson Institute
, a non-profit and non-partisan institution that promotes affirmative economic and environmental relations between
the United States
. The conversation will include a discussion of political leadership in
, trade policies, environmental policies, and how these issues might be addressed during President Obama's second term.
The talk will take place in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium, 106 Central Street,
. The live stream URL is:
Wellesley has longstanding ties with
. In 1906, a Chinese delegation visited Wellesley to learn about the education of women, and Madame
-shek graduated from the College in 1917. This month, Wellesley President
The Wellesley College-Peking University Partnership for Women's Leadership in a Global Era
, the first in a series of collaborations Wellesley plans to develop with distinguished institutions throughout the world.
has been the preeminent liberal arts college for women. Known for its intellectual rigor and its remarkable track record for the cultivation of women leaders in every arena, Wellesley—only 12 miles from Boston—is home to some 2300 undergraduates from every state and 75 countries.