April 23, 1997 - Testifies on NATO expansion in hearings before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
October 23-24, 2000 - Visits Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to visit that country or meet its leader, Kim Jong Il.
January 20, 2001 - Leaves office when Clinton's second term ends and President George W. Bush is inaugurated.
Winter 2001-present - Chairwoman of National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington, D.C.
2003 - Her book "Madam Secretary: A Memoir" is published
March 23, 2004 - Testifies publicly in the 9-11 Commission hearings on what she and the Clinton administration did to combat al-Qaeda and terrorism during Clinton's eight years in office.
2005-present - Faculty member Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.
October 25, 2005 - Appears as herself on the television show "The Gilmore Girls".
2006 - Her book "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs" is published
January 2007 - Forms a hedge fund specializing in emerging markets, called Albright Capital Management.
2008 - Her book "Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore American's Reputation and Leadership" is published
2009 - Her book "Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box" is published
May 2010 - Albright chairs a NATO panel on the future of the coalition. The panel releases a report titled NATO 2020: Assured Security, Dynamic Engagement, also called the Albright Report, on the American alliance with European nations.
June 18, 2010 - "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection", an exhibition of over 200 of Albright's famous brooches, opens at the Smithsonian.
2012 - Her book "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948" is published
April 26, 2012 - The White House announces that Albright will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony later in the spring.
May 29, 2012 - Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama during East Room White House ceremony.