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Downtown Business Breakfast

Downtown Business Breakfast

Seattle Pacific University’s Downtown Business Breakfast is a gathering of more than 1,200 business and community leaders who come together for breakfast and to hear from national speakers who engage the audience with insights into some of the most thought-provoking ideas and issues of our time.

Madeline Albright
Portrait by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Downtown Business Breakfast 2014 With Madeleine Albright

Our 18th annual Downtown Business Breakfast features Madeleine Albright, America’s first woman Secretary of State (1997–2001). Drawing on her extensive experience in public service, and her ongoing work in the private sector, Albright offers audiences a unique and up-to-the-minute perspective on the issues confronting the United States and the world.

In addition to her service as Secretary of State, Albright is the former ambassador to the United Nations, and a former member of the Cabinet and National Security Council. She also chaired NATO’s New Strategic Concept Group.

She teaches at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and is chair of both the National Democratic Institute and Partners for the New Beginning Aspen Institute Middle East Programs.

Albright is the author of five New York Times best-sellers: Madam Secretary: A Memoir; The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs; Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership; and Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box. Her most recent book is Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948 (HarperCollins Publishers, April 2012).


Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Time: 7–8:45 a.m.
Cost: Invited guests may call 206-281-2449 for ticket information.
Location: The Westin Seattle
Contact: 206-281-2723 or

Get Involved

The Business Breakfast is an invitation-only event for business audiences. If your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, or to learn about hosting a table, please call 206-281-2723 or email

Free Public Lecture

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion

A Few of Our Former Speakers

Eric Metaxas
Author of the New York Times best-seller Bonhoeffer

Ben Carson, M.D.
Professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Robert Shiller
Distinguished professor of economics at Yale University

Carly Fiorina
Best-selling author; strategic advisor to business and government

Vali Nasr
Senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 1776 and John Adams

Paul Gigot
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal

George Mitchell
Former U.S. senator