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On the Passing of Madeleine Albright

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR AMY GUTMANN

I am terribly saddened by the news of Secretary Albright’s passing. She was a pioneering woman in U.S. international politics and diplomacy, and an inspiration to me and so many other women. In addition to her formidable and illustrious legacy in foreign policy and diplomacy, most prominently as Secretary of State, she also was a passionate and dedicated mentor for many women who are now in leadership positions, in no small part because of her strong and savvy support. It was my great privilege to bestow upon her an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, one of many she received in recognition of her trailblazing career. There is a special place in heaven for Madeleine Albright.

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