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This visit took place in January of this year.


In front of the observatories on Maunakea

From left to right: Maunakea Ranger Tommy Waltjen, former President Bill Clinton, Maunakea Support Services General Manager Stewart Hunter, former University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy Director Guenther Hasinger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chief Maunakea Ranger Scotty Paiva (in back), Office of Maunakea Management Director Stephanie Nagata.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the summit of Maunakea in early January 2018 and learned about the cultural, natural and scientific significance of the mountain.

The Clintons were shown culturally and geologically important sites before touring the W. M. Keck Observatory, one of the largest and most scientifically important optical/infrared telescopes in the world. After watching the sunset from Hawaiʻi’s highest peak at nearly 14,000 feet, the Clintons returned to Halepōhaku at the 9,200 foot elevation for stargazing.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy set up two, 9.25-inch telescopes, one with an attached camera capturing images viewed through the telescope. The Clintons were in awe during the 90 minutes of viewing the overwhelming number of stars that can be seen from Maunakea.

“We showed them the Orion nebula, Pleiades open cluster and Andromeda galaxy, and towards the end, Mrs. Clinton chose a couple of objects and moved the telescope herself,” said Marianne Takamiya, UH Hilo astronomy chair. Takamiya hosted the stargazing along with UH Institute for Astronomy astronomer Mark Chun, Waiākea High School senior Alicia Chun and UH Hilo astronomy student Mitchel Rudisel.

“Getting to show the Clintons different nebula and galaxies while sitting below one of the darkest skies in the world was an unforgettable experience,” said Rudisel.

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Sonia Gandhi, Hillary Clinton to address India Today Conclave in Mumbai
 
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a special session of the 17th India Today Conclave scheduled here on March 9-10, an official said on Saturday.

She is likely to share her views on this year’s conclave theme — The Great Churn. Triumphs and Tribulations’, and will be her second appearance at the event after 2004, Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of India Today Group and Conclave Director, said.

“Sonia Gandhi has travelled a long way since the last time she came to the conclave 14 years ago. Stronger and wiser, she has had a ringside view of our country and will be a delight to listen to,” Purie said.

Besides Gandhi, some of the other speakers include former US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan, Punjab and Rajasthan Chief Ministers Amarinder Singh and Vasundhara Raje respectively, and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

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Tickets will be free to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff.

Hillary Clinton to Give a Public Talk At Rutgers University

Hillary Clinton to Give a Public Talk At Rutgers University

Hillary Clinton will make a rare appearance at Rutgers University to talk about politics, American democracy, her career and women’s role in the political movement.

The university’s Eagleton Institute of Politics will host the talk on March 29. The former secretary of state, senator, first lady and presidential candidate will speak at the College Avenue Gym at the New Brunswick, New Jersey, campus.

Clinton will talk with Eagleton director Ruth Mandel about her years in public life, the institutions of government, her political career and her role in shaping women’s political history, according to the Eagleton Institute.

Clinton will visit the university as the Eagleton Institute’s 2017-2018 Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs.

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Last October, Swansea University in Wales honored Hillary Clinton with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and named their law school The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. Now the same university has launched a scholarship program aimed at championing children’s human rights.


A Welsh university has collaborated with Hillary Clinton to launch a scholarship programme aimed at championing children’s human rights.

Swansea University is working with the former US Secretary of State and presidential hopeful and the Welsh Government to launch the Hillary Rodham Clinton PhD Research Scholarship Programme.

Mrs Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate from the South Wales university in October last year and at the same time its college of law was renamed The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of law.

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Having studied Russian at Moscow State University and having been a Ford Foundation Fellow in Soviet Studies, Condoleeza Rice was George W. Bush’s Russia expert. No one, Republican or Democrat, questioned her qualifications in that realm.

It is, therefore, stunning that she has chosen to side with Vladimir Putin against her successor at the State Department, Hillary Clinton.

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Rice Blames Hillary For Russian Election Meddling

Benny JohnsonReporter At Large

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put some of the blame for Russian election on Hillary Clinton in a wide-ranging MSNBC interview on Thursady

Rice, who has considerable experience with Vladimir Putin, did not hold back on her assessment of the motivations behind Russian election meddling.

She said that then-Secretary of State Clinton criticizing Putin for Russia’s 2012 elections encouraged the foreign leader to seek revenge. Rice said that Putin is an “eye for an eye” kind of person and that he was out to hurt Clinton in order to prove that America could also have flawed elections.

“With Vladimir Putin, this was an eye for an eye. He’s an eye for an eye kind of person, and Hillary Clinton criticized his election. Now he wants to show that he can sow chaos in ours.”

 

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Condi is wrong on several counts.

1. Hillary commented (no she did not “meddle” – that is something different but back to that later) on the 2010 Russian parliamentary elections not Putin’s 2012 presidential election.

In her memoir of her State Department years, Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton portrays Putin’s worldview as “shaped by his admiration of the powerful czars of Russian history” and his view of geopolitics as a zero-sum game. Following the December 2010 parliamentary elections in Russia, widespread reports of fraud brought tens of thousands of protestors out into the frigid Russian streets. Hillary recalls stating, “The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve the right to have their voices heard and their votes counted…. That means they deserve fair, free, transparent elections and leaders who are accountable to them.” She goes on to describe Putin blaming her for “setting the tone” for the widespread demonstrations that followed the elections. Nothing in Hillary’s memoir nor elsewhere  provides any account of Hillary speaking out against Putin’s 2012 reelection or any protests, for that matter.

2.  Hillary Clinton was not “meddling” when she made her comments. This is meddling. As secretary of state, Hillary was well within her “paygrade” to make a comment regarding elections and unrest in another country.

3. Victim-blaming is always a cheap shot and always wrong! It is especially disturbing coming from a former secretary of state about her successor. I have this quote in the right sidebar here. It bears repetition. “What I have always found is that when it comes to foreign policy, it is important to remember that politics stops at the water’s edge.” -HRC 11-04-10. Had Condi remained at the State Department in December 2010, she, too, would have been expected to comment on the elections and protests in Russia – especially given her academic background. Would her remarks have been so different?

The cyber attacks against independent election observers that Hillary describes in Chapter 11 of Hard Choices foreshadow some of what we saw happen here in 2016. Some. But not all. Not the worst. We also deserve fair, free, transparent elections and commentary about a foreign country from a candidate never justifies elements from that country interfering in our elections in any way.

Reuters Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with President-elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton at the State Department.

 

Spring is in the air and Hillary Clinton’s dance card is beginning to fill in. She will deliver the closing lecture at PEN America’s World Voices Festival in April and speak at Yale University’s Class Day in May.

 


Hillary Clinton will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture on April 22 in Manhattan. Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency

PEN America has announced that Hillary Clinton will deliver the closing lecture at this year’s PEN World Voices Festival, capping off a week of events dedicated to the theme “Resist and Reimagine” and featuring more than 165 writers of over 50 nationalities.

Mrs. Clinton, who served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture on April 22 at the Great Hall at Cooper Union in Manhattan.

The speech, according to a news release, “will draw on her experience as the nation’s top diplomat and her career in politics to underline the centrality of free speech — broadly defined and vociferously defended — in sustaining healthy democracies and vibrant societies.”

After the lecture, Mrs. Clinton will be joined onstage by the Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (who delivered the lecture in 2015) for a dialogue about the future of women and girls around the world.

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the GirlsBuildLA Leadership Summit in Los Angeles. Clinton will speak at this year’s Class Day at Yale University. Class Day is an annual event at the New Haven, Connecticut, university that honors achievements in academic, artistic and athletic fields. Past notable speakers include former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden in 2015. In a statement Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, Class Day co-chair and Yale student Josh Hochman says students should emulate Clinton’s “life of resilient and courageous service.”

FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the GirlsBuildLA Leadership Summit in Los Angeles. Clinton will speak at this year’s Class Day at Yale University. Class Day is an annual event at the New Haven, Connecticut, university that honors achievements in academic, artistic and athletic fields. Past notable speakers include former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden in 2015. In a statement Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, Class Day co-chair and Yale student Josh Hochman says students should emulate Clinton’s “life of resilient and courageous service.” Reed Saxon AP Photo
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February 27, 2018 05:55 AM

NEW HAVEN, Conn.

Hillary Clinton will speak at this year’s Class Day at Yale University.

Class Day is an annual event at the New Haven, Connecticut, university that honors achievements in academic, artistic and athletic fields. Past notable speakers include former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden in 2015.

In a statement Monday, Class Day co-chair and Yale student Josh Hochman says students should emulate Clinton’s “life of resilient and courageous service.”

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