U.N. ambassador to speak to state's women lawyers

Madeleine K. Albright, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner meeting of the California Women Lawyers on Thurs., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. at the Long Beach Hyatt Regency.

The CWL dinner will be held during the State Bar Annual Meeting at the Long Beach Convention Center, Oct. 10-13.

Ambassador Albright was appointed permanent representative to the U.N. by President Clinton in 1993. She also is a member of the president's cabinet and the National Security Council.

From 1989-92, Albright served as president of the Center for National Policy, a non-profit research organization that promotes study and discussion of domestic and international issues.

She was a research professor of international affairs and director of Women in Foreign Service at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service from 1982 until her appointment to the U.N.

Prior to her work at Georgetown, Albright was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's Wilson Center for Scholars, where she wrote about the role of the press in political changes in Poland in the early 1980s.

She was senior fellow in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1981 and an adjunct fellow at the institution 1981-90.

In the mid-1970s she worked as chief legislative assistant for Sen. Edmund Muskie and later as a staff member of the National Security Council and White House.

Ambassador Albright received both an M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1976) from Columbia University's Department of Public Law and Government. She received her B.A. in political science from Wellesley College in 1959.

Her writings include "Poland, the Role of the Press in Political Change," "The Role of the Press in Political Change: Czechoslovakia 1968," and "The Soviet Diplomatic Service: Profile of an Elite."

For reservations to attend the CWL dinner, call 916/441-3703.