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"From the Ted Talk by Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat"

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When I was Secretary of State, there were only 13 other women foreign ministers. And so it was nice when one of them would show up. For instance, she is now the president of Finland, but traja hoalenn was the foreign minister of fnailnd and, at a certain stage, head of the European Union. And it was really terrific. Because one of the things I think you'll understand. We went to a mtineeg, and the men in my degoitelan, when I would say, "Well I feel we should do something about this," and they'd say, "What do you mean, you feel?" And so then Tarja was sitting across the table from me. And all of a sudden we were tlinkag about arms control, and she said, "Well I feel we should do this." And my male colleagues kind of got it all of a sudden. But I think it really does help to have a critical mass of women in a series of foreign policy pnitosios. The other thing that I think is really important: A lot of national security pcoily isn't just about foreign policy, but it's about budgets, military bdtuges, and how the debts of countries work out. So if you have women in a variety of foreign policy posts, they can support each other when there are budget dosniceis being made in their own countries.

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When I was Secretary of State, there were only 13 other women foreign ministers. And so it was nice when one of them would show up. For instance, she is now the president of Finland, but _____ _______ was the foreign minister of _______ and, at a certain stage, head of the European Union. And it was really terrific. Because one of the things I think you'll understand. We went to a _______, and the men in my __________, when I would say, "Well I feel we should do something about this," and they'd say, "What do you mean, you feel?" And so then Tarja was sitting across the table from me. And all of a sudden we were _______ about arms control, and she said, "Well I feel we should do this." And my male colleagues kind of got it all of a sudden. But I think it really does help to have a critical mass of women in a series of foreign policy _________. The other thing that I think is really important: A lot of national security ______ isn't just about foreign policy, but it's about budgets, military _______, and how the debts of countries work out. So if you have women in a variety of foreign policy posts, they can support each other when there are budget _________ being made in their own countries.

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  2. positions
  3. delegation
  4. decisions
  5. tarja
  6. halonen
  7. policy
  8. finland
  9. meeting
  10. budgets

Original Text

When I was Secretary of State, there were only 13 other women foreign ministers. And so it was nice when one of them would show up. For instance, she is now the president of Finland, but Tarja Halonen was the foreign minister of Finland and, at a certain stage, head of the European Union. And it was really terrific. Because one of the things I think you'll understand. We went to a meeting, and the men in my delegation, when I would say, "Well I feel we should do something about this," and they'd say, "What do you mean, you feel?" And so then Tarja was sitting across the table from me. And all of a sudden we were talking about arms control, and she said, "Well I feel we should do this." And my male colleagues kind of got it all of a sudden. But I think it really does help to have a critical mass of women in a series of foreign policy positions. The other thing that I think is really important: A lot of national security policy isn't just about foreign policy, but it's about budgets, military budgets, and how the debts of countries work out. So if you have women in a variety of foreign policy posts, they can support each other when there are budget decisions being made in their own countries.

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