Praises Tufts graduates for activism
Albright praises the Tufts community for its activism during her commencement ceremony address.
You have stood up on behalf of workers, you have spoken out against the scourge of sexual assault, you have made clear that black lives matter, and you have pressed for action on climate change. All I see are doers … when I tell you the world needs you, I really, really mean it. I wanted to use the fine education I received for more than meaningful dinner conversation. I wanted to give something back to this country that had given so much to me. I insist that you put your opinions to the test, when required, you dare — as Tuft’s motto suggests — to be voices crying for peace and light. Because your choices will make all the difference to you, and to us all.
Iraq ‘Biggest disaster in American history’
Albright says during a Woodrow Wilson Center event in Washington, D.C.:
I have believed that Iraq is the biggest disaster in American history. It has ruined America’s reputation or damaged it … What it did was militarize democracy and make it very hard, and I think it has put us in a very bad position in the Middle East … I think that going into Iraq – God knows why – has kind of disturbed all of it, and we haven’t put it back together, and I think it’s going to need an awful lot of thinking from scholars and practitioners doing stuff together.
Aspen Institute Putin discussion
Former Secretary of Defense Gates and former Secretaries of State Rice and Albright discuss Vladimir Putin’s perception of history and world affairs at The Aspen Institute.