The American Jewish University continues its long and distinguished Public Lecture Program (PL), a forum where the Los Angeles community hears directly from world leaders, policy makers and political pundits in an intimate setting. On June 24th, 2013 we are proud to present a timely evening with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Having recently stepped down from her role as America’s chief diplomat and President Obama’s principal foreign policy advisor, the timing of hearing from Secretary Clinton could not be better. A conversation with Mrs. Clinton will be moderated by Dr. Robert Wexler, President of AJU.
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.