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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham to keynote the 2014 International Speakers Series

Events | 2014 International Speaker Series

Watch a video of the opening session of the 2014 International Speakers Series, by Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in our video archive

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. Clinton also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders who risked their lives at Ground Zero. In her historic campaign for President, Clinton won 18 million votes.

Each year, the Series brings influential world leaders and global experts to Portland to address the most significant issues of our time. This year’s theme, ‘Women Changing the World’, highlights the work of four women who are addressing issues of global importance. Read more about the Series and see an overview of the speakers and activities on the International Speakers Series page.

Classroom resources are available for teachers interested in exploring the 2014 ISS speakers and the Women Changing the World theme. Read more.

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