BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic University’s Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency recently hosted former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as she lectured on “Economy and Security in the 21st Century.” More than 2,300 people attended the event, which took place in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium at FAU’s Student Union, Boca Raton campus.
“The Symposium was a tremendous success this year,” said Stephen Engle, FAU professor of history and director of the Larkin Symposium. “Simply put, Dr. Albright is a delightfully engaging and wonderfully articulate person, confirming everything I had read about her. I was deeply gratified by the support of the FAU community in making this annual symposium one of the signature events of the university.”
Albright was introduced by Engle and FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.
The first female secretary of state of the United States, Albright talked about current events and the state of the economy. Her lecture was followed by a question and answer session, as well as a book signing.