Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be speaking at Fulton's Westminster College in September, the college announced Wednesday.

Albright will deliver the 59th John Findley Green Foundation Lecture on Sept. 19, during this year's two-day Hancock Symposium.

Albright, the first-ever female secretary of state, will be following in the footsteps of other well-known lecturers such as former Presidents Harry Truman, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State James Baker.

Other speakers include former British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev and former Polish President Lech Walesa.

"This is a tremendous honor to welcome a world leader of Dr. Albright's stature to Westminster," Westminster President Fletcher Lamkin said in a news release. "I have asked that her lecture further articulate her ideas about democracy's future prospects, and how humanity might once again break down the walls that divide us, and join together, in a spirit of hope, to confront the challenges that lie ahead."

The theme of the symposium is "breakthrough." The inspiration for the theme is centered around the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and is supposed to "focus on human breakthroughs in every aspect of our life."

Ticketing information for Albright's lecture will be announced at a future date.

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