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Hillary continued collecting awards and honors during her birthday month of October.  Several were extremely prestigious.  The Chatham House Prize involved two events.  There was a town hall during the day and a banquet in the evening where the Duke of York presented her with  a scroll signed by Queen Elizabeth II.   She had the opportunity at this event to catch up with old friends William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary, and Kevin Rudd who was Foreign Minister of Australia during part of her tenure at the State Department, Prime Minister twice, and is my Twitter follower.

In October, Hillary reentered politics like a wrecking ball helping to secure victories for Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial effort in Virginia and Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign in New York City.

It was a very busy month.  Details from some of these events were not public.

10/01/13

New York NY

Cipriani

Save the Children Gala: National Legacy Awards

10/04/13

Clinton, NY

Hamilton College

Great Names speaker

10/05/13

New Haven CT

Yale University

Yale Law Award of Merit

10/11/13

London England

Chatham House & Banqueting House

Chatham House 2013 Prize

10/12/13

London England

Concerts

10//15/13

Atlanta GA

Georgia World Congress Center

Closing Session NACS Show

10/15/13

New York NY

Cipriani on Wall Street in New York

Elton John Foundation Honor

10/15/13

New York NY

TBA

McAuliffe Fundraiser

10/16/13

New York NY

Guastavino’s

Voices of September 11 Gala

10/16/14

New York NY

Spring Studios

Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service @ Golden Heart Awards

10/19/13

Springfield VA

Team Terry Field Office

Woman for Terry Endorsement Event

10/21/13

New York NY

Roosevelt Hotel

Fundraiser Bill DeBlasio

10/23/13

Buffalo NY

University of Buffalo

Distinguished Speakers Series

10/24/13

Washington DC

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Center for American Progress Anniversary

10/25/13

Hamilton NY

Colgate University

Global Leaders Lecture

10/27/13

St. Louis Park MN

Beth El Synagogue

Speaker Series

10/28/13

Chicago IL

Sheraton Chicago

Vanguard fundraising luncheon for the Jewish United Fund

10/29/13

New York NY

Goldman Sachs

Q & A Session

10/30/13

Beverly Hills CA

Beverly Hills home of Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl

Fundraiser Luncheon for Terry McAuliffe

10/30/13

Los Angeles CA

Oceana’s Partners Award Gala

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Archives for October 2013 can be accessed here.

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Yet again, our Hillary has been recognized, this time internationally,  and for some achievements that may have flown beneath the radar of some, but of which we here were well aware. Chatham House, London, honored her with their very prestigious 2013 Prize, today,  presented by HRH The Duke of York.

Brava, Hillary!  Best congratulations, Mme. Secretary! 

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Award Ceremony

HRH The Duke of York presented Secretary Clinton with a crystal award and scroll signed by HM The Queen at a ceremony at Banqueting House on the evening of Friday 11 October. The ceremony included speeches from Secretary Clinton and the Rt Hon William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

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Winner 2013 – Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton has been awarded this year’s Chatham House Prize in recognition of her significant and impressive contribution to international diplomacy as US Secretary of State and her work on behalf of gender equality and opportunities for women and girls.

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During her tenure at the State Department, Hillary Clinton decisively drove a new era in US diplomatic engagement. She was instrumental in re-orientating the strategic focus of the United States towards the Asia-Pacific region. She was successful both in multilateral diplomacy − helping to develop new international frameworks, such as the Global Counterterrorism Forum and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition – and in bilateral negotiations, brokering an agreement between Turkey and Armenia to reopen their border and negotiating a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

Her creation and implementation of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) made a bold comment on the importance of comprehensive diplomacy and ‘civilian power’. Her understanding and use of public diplomacy demonstrated that values and ideas must be promoted through two-way dialogue, especially in the age of social media.

Secretary Clinton was equally able to tackle acute challenges in international affairs and to call on the necessary skills and tools when needed. Working in partnership with key allies in both the UN and NATO to protect civilians in Libya in 2011 was a prime example.

Secretary Clinton used her personal standing and visibility as a campaigner on the global stage to support educational and economic opportunities for women and girls. She incorporated more women into peace-building initiatives at the UN, and at the State Department she created the position of ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues.

She led a global campaign for efficient, modern cooking stoves, helping to reduce the 1.9 million premature deaths per year from smoke inhalation on open cooking fires, predominantly among women in developing countries. Her work to integrate women’s rights with broader development goals backed up her long-held belief that ‘it is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights’.

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English: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah host a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with USAID and Department of State employees, in the Atrium Hall of the Ronald Reagan Building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Here she is at the banquet this evening receiving the scroll from Prince Andrew.

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This is a twitpic from UK Foreign Minister William Jefferson Hague.

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P.S.  Nice shout-out in the award ceremony to my Twitter buddy, Kevin Rudd!

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Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!!!

Hillary Clinton voted Chatham House Prize winner

28 August 2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State (2009-13), has been voted the winner of the Chatham House Prize 2013. Members of The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House have selected Hillary Rodham Clinton in recognition of her personal leadership in driving a new era of US diplomatic engagement and for her particular focus on promoting education and rights for women and girls. The Prize is presented annually to the statesperson deemed by members of The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year. Secretary Clinton will be presented with a crystal award and a scroll, signed by Her Majesty The Queen, patron of the institute, at a ceremony in London in autumn 2013. Previous winners of the award include Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi and President Lula of Brazil. Read more >>>>

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