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Madeleine Albright speaks on policy and service, receives UCLA Medal

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright accepted the UCLA Medal before a packed house in Royce Hall on Wednesday night and delivered a keynote address that focused on the difficulty of creating effective foreign policy in the face of rapid technological change and growing global interdependence.
Conscious of her audience of students, Albright described her remarks as centering on "the challenges facing the next generation of global leaders," saying "given all that’s happening across the globe, we have an awful lot to talk about."
"The world’s a mess," she summarized.
Former Massachusetts Governor and visiting professor of public policy Michael Dukakis introduced Secretary Albright, describing how much he had enjoyed working with her during his 1988 presidential campaign. Albert Carnesale, a professor of public policy and engineering and former Chancellor of UCLA, presented her with the UCLA Medal, an award given to those who have not only earned academic and professional acclaim, but whose works also illustrate the highest ideals of UCLA. Albright joined Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the late Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, and basketball coaching legend John Wooden in the exclusive club of UCLA Medal recipients.
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