Students, faculty, and alumni are all aTwitter that Hillary Clinton will be speaking at Hamilton College in the Fall. She is scheduled to speak on October 4 at an event that is free and open to the public.
By Bonnie Wertheim ’14
May 9, 2013
Even though it was only at the beginning of this semester that we inaugurated President Barack Obama for his second term, already the country is beginning to look ahead, toward 2016. Who will our next great leader be? Some politicians have expressed interest openly, like Vice President Joe Biden and Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, while others are merely subjects of speculation.
Of all the possible presidential candidates, the one who is probably receiving the most buzz is former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. After running in the 2008 presidential election, during which she won several primaries, Clinton went on to serve in Obama’s Administration. Now, for the first time in decades, she is enjoying life as a private citizen, and it’s hard to say whether Clinton will want to give up that freedom for a second presidential campaign. What we do know for sure, though, is that, this fall, Clinton will be coming to the Hill.
On Friday, Oct. 4, she will present a free, open-to-the-public lecture in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The lecture will serve as the next installment in the ongoing Sacerdote Great Names Series, which is made possible thanks to the generosity of the family of Hamilton trustee Alex Sacerdote ’94. While the Great Names event often takes place during the spring semester, the College decided to adjust the schedule this year in order to align with Clinton’s availability.
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There is some video here from last night that the embed software will not accept. I may find more from this event later. If I do, I will post it separately.
May 8, 2013 8:31 PM
BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived at a Beverly Hills gala to much fanfare on Wednesday as she prepared to accept an award for her public service.
Local volunteers from a national organization called “Ready for Hillary 2016″ were organized outside the Beverly Wilshire hotel, where the Pacific Council on International Policy would be honoring the secretary.
The Council awarded Clinton with the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award, named after the former secretary of state who served under her husband, former President Bill Clinton, from 1993 to 1996.
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton focuses on her predecessor’s legacy as she accepts an award named for Warren Christopher from the nonpartisan Pacific Council on International Policy.
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013, 10:58 p.m.
Hours after Republican members of Congress sharply questioned Hillary Rodham Clinton and the State Department‘s handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the former secretary of State did not explicitly mention the controversy in an appearance Wednesday night. But she did reference partisan bickering in the nation’s capital as she accepted an award in Beverly Hills.
“We truly, still today — despite all of our partisan wrangling, and the gridlock that sometimes seems to take hold — we stand up for the rights and opportunities of all people,” Clinton said in a speech that largely focused on U.S. policy toward Asia.
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Fomer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event hosted by The Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles, California on May 8, 2013. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty)
Political Washington was consumed with a charged debate over Hillary Clinton’s legacy Wednesday, but the former secretary of state largely steered clear of politics in a speech in Beverly Hills. Clinton was in Los Angeles to accept an award at the nonpartisan Pacific Council on International Policy named for one of her predecessors, the late Warren Christopher.
Her only mention of the growing drumbeat from conservative critics—who are zeroing in on Clinton for the first time since Barack Obama pulled ahead of her in the 2008 presidential race—was oblique. “We truly still today, despite all of our partisan wrangling and the gridlock that sometimes seems to take hold, we stand up for the rights and opportunities of all people,” she said.
But Clinton’s speech, like the others she’s given since leaving the State Department in February, focused on what she believes to be foreign policy legacy: her lifelong work on human rights and women’s issues, the U.S. pivot to Asia, and her view of American exceptionalism. Christopher, she said, “understood something America’s leaders have to understand and act on: The United States remains a beacon of freedom and opportunity precisely because the American dream has been and must remain open to all.”
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Hillary Clinton will be in Beverly Hills this evening to receive another in a long string of awards and honors.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013)
May 8, 2013
BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL | BEVERLY HILLS
Gala to honor Hillary Clinton May 2013 | Los Angeles
At a gala event on May 8, the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver one of her first addresses on the west coast since stepping down as U.S. Secretary of State earlier this year. Secretary Clinton will accept the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award from the Pacific Council on International Policy, conferred in recognition of her distinguished service to the country
The Ready for Hillary Super PAC is planning a rally to greet her, as they have at previous events.
All of this pro-Hillary excitement unfolds against the backdrop of a flurry of anti-Hillary activity in the House of Representatives where today the Oversight and Government Reform Committee heard the testimony of three State Department employees called by Darryl Issa who is itching to pin a bogus cover-up or something else – whatever he can find – on the retired Secretary of State.
Largely ignored by cable outlets today (except Fox News, of course), at least some of the testimony concerned issues that had been adequately addressed in the Accountability Review Board (ARB) report provided to the all interested Congress persons well prior to Secretary Clinton’s January 23 testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
State Department officials have repeatedly and consistently stated that under Secretary Clinton’s leadership all 29 recommendations by the board had been implemented. Hillary Clinton unequivocally took responsibility for failures on the part of her department.
Andrea Mitchell today had Ambassador Thomas Pickering, who led the board with Admiral Mike Mullen, on her show. Pickering stated that Gregory Hicks, who was second in command to slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and remained in Tripoli the night of the attack, had done a fine job and had spent many hours being interviewed by the ARB. He pointed out that the requests from Hicks for four special forces to be sent to Benghazi after the first attack and for a fly over in Benghazi were deemed impractical both by State and by the Department of Defense.
Pickering also stated that he offered to testify before the committee and Issa declined his offer.
Sending the only four special forces out of Tripoli where classified documents are kept would have left the embassy vulnerable when embassies across the region were under siege. There were no classified documents in Benghazi. The primary responsibility of the special forces is protection of classified materials – not personnel. No one could have predicted a second attack in Benghazi. The planes requested for the flyover could not have refueled since there was no tanker in the Mediterranean that night. (See p. 37 of the report)
So, while Issa and company continue to aim at her and miss, Hillary will be receiving a public service award and her fervent supporters will greet her with pleas for her to run in 2016. Meanwhile, husband Bill says she is having a fine time doing what she wants and talk of 2016 is a waste of time. Hillary does not have to do anything at all to get her name in the headers or on her husband’s lips, but she has already done so much that regularly she is given awards and honors.
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The most traveled secretary of state is set to address leaders in the business travel industry in early August.
Published: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 – 7:03 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7, 2013 —
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Global Business Travel
Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel
industry—today announced that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
will deliver the Wednesday General Session keynote at the GBTA Convention 2013. The GBTA Convention 2013 will be held August 4-7, 2013, in San Diego,
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Speaking at the Peterson Foundation today, Bill Clinton called all the Hillary 2016 speculation a waste of time.
May 7, 2013 12:25pm
(Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)
When two titans like President Bill Clinton and Microsoft founder Bill Gates share the same stage, the subject inevitably turns to the political futures of their wives.
“I don’t think Melinda is going to run for president,” Gates joked today.
Clinton was even less decisive about the prospect of Hillary Clinton‘s running for president in 2016.
“She hasn’t mentioned it to me, either,” Clinton said, speaking at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2013 Fiscal Summit in Washington, prompting laughter from the audience.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know this: that is the worst expenditure of our time,” Clinton said.
Bill Clinton said it is “frustrating” that the conversation has gone back to politics so soon after the 2012 elections.
“She’s taking a role in the foundation, she’s writing books, she’s having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years,” Clinton said. “We need to be worried about the work at hand. All of us do. So whoever the next president is has an easier set of choices.”
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Judging from this picture taken at yesterday’s Mid-Year meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the most-traveled secretary of state in history is very happy to be home with her husband and working with her family.
When you demand that she put in additional service, you are also telling her that because she is Hillary Clinton she does not have the same right as every other American to be with her family after serving her country and to retire from public service. Let’s allow her to enjoy this and take the pressure off!
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The National Association of Realtors has netted Hillary Clinton as the keynote speaker at their November Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Keynote Address: The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York
For information on who is eligible to attend this event and to add it to your Event Planner, visit the program listing page. General Session Date/Time
Saturday, November 9
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