Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, discusses issues of the day and her new book, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership.
Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, and Chair of Albright Capital Management, an affiliated investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.
She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 2012, Dr. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama.
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
Madeleine Albright talks about the second half of her new book, Memo to the President Elect, which lists 5 big issues facing the next president: how to fight terrorism without creating more terrorists; the broken non-proliferation treaty; how to restore democracy; the negative aspects of globalization; and climate change and energy.
Madeleine Albright states her view on how to deal with religious differences in the Middle East and shape the peace process in the region. She states, "we need to use more religious leaders in helping deal with the conflict of these kinds. And, that religious leaders need to be brought in as early as possible on various issues, cannot sit at the table during negotiations, but can be very good resource people and then be validators."