Hillary was once again in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University this morning for an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Institute for Inclusive Security. She spoke on “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership,” and the event was livestreamed. Unfortunately, the only announcement we found was this one dated yesterday, so it was impossible to provide folks with a heads-up.
December 1, 2014 – The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and the Institute for Inclusive Security will host remarks on Wednesday by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership.”
The talk, which will be webcast live on Dec. 3 and begins at 10 a.m., is part of the launch of the National Action Plan Academy, a partnership between the two institutes.
The new academy will explore how countries can craft strategies to help women rise into leadership roles on security issues.The Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway Ine Eriksen Søreide will speak after Clinton, which will be followed by a panel discussion on the same theme.
“Women leaders, it has been found, are good at building coalitions across ethnic and sectarian lines and speaking up for other marginalized groups,” the former secretary of state told attendees at a Georgetown University conference entitled “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership.”
“It’s important to underscore this overriding fact: women are not just victims of conflict,” added Clinton, who is widely viewed as a potential first female president if she chooses to run in 2016. “They are agents of peace and agents of change.”
Note to Dana Milbank, M. Scott Mahaskey, and others who chose to focus on attendance: It is difficult to attract an audience to an unpublicized event. Here at Still4Hill we attempt to keep folks abreast of Hillary’s upcoming appearances. We depend on a variety of newsfeeds for this information. No one gets automatic updates on Hillary’s speaking engagements, and Hillary’s supporters do not have clairvoyant abilities to know when and where she is speaking. Had this event been better publicized, attendance would have been as healthy as it has proven at other events. Her speech tomorrow at the Massachusetts Conference for Women has been sold out since before news of it came through in a newfeed.
Just in from the Department of Flies-on-the-Wall…
President Barack Obama had an hour-long “catch-up” session Wednesday with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “enjoy an informal discussion on a wide range of issues,” says a White House official.