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Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

| February 6, 2012

Working with the nation’s top women’s liberal arts colleges, Secretary of State Clinton hopes to harness the potential of women around the world to strengthen leadership in both government and civil society. More »

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

| May 25, 2011

Israeli journalist Merav Michaeli explains why a Brooklyn newspaper recently removed Hillary Clinton from a famous photograph: another case of Photoshop in service to the patriarchy. More »

Sexism has no Place in Libya’s Democracy, or Ours

March 24, 2011

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

| April 22, 2010

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the author describes how women have worked to break through the seemingly impervious bureaucracy at the UN to finally impress on world leaders that saving the earth depends on guaranteeing women equal rights and status. More »

At the UN, Criminalizing Rape as a Weapon

At the UN, Criminalizing Rape as a Weapon

| November 3, 2009

In the last week of October, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines and sparked anger in travels to Israel and Pakistan. Her role some weeks earlier was less controversial yet critically important, as she led UN diplomats forward in an action that could ease the suffering of countless women and girls living in conflict zones around the world. More »

Hillary Clinton Continues To Rewrite the Script

| February 23, 2009

Lisa Burns, author of First Ladies and the Fourth Estate (Northern Illinois University Press, 2008), concluded her illuminating book with the statement: “the question of women’s ‘proper’ place in political culture is as relevant today as it has been during any historical period.” As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton continues to redefine our possibilities as she demonstrates that the tradition-bound role of first lady can lead to a political voice on the international stage. More »

Great Expectations: Challenges for the Next Secretary of State

Great Expectations: Challenges for the Next Secretary of State

| November 25, 2008

As the presumptive new secretary of state, Hillary Clinton brings considerable strengths to the job. She will need all of them to help repair her country’s damaged reputation and move ahead strategically on a demanding series of problem areas. More »

Both Clintons Deliver for Obama, With an Assist from Joe Biden

| August 28, 2008

It was a one-two punch from the Clintons. Pundits praised their speeches on behalf of Barack Obama with every sports metaphor that exists: a knockout blow; a 10-strike, out-of-the-ballpark coup. More »

A Nearly Perfect Speech—Hillary Clinton at the DNC

| August 27, 2008

Hillary Clinton approached the podium tonight at the Democratic National Convention with a tall order to fill: to deliver a speech of historical significance that would fulfill the immediate needs of pragmatic politics. Tall or not, the order was filled. More »

The Clinton Nomination: Historic But Not Unprecedented

| August 20, 2008

That Hillary Clinton’s name is being placed in nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention next week in Denver is the subject of much controversy. “Hillary Haters” are pointing to the ongoing Clinton drama. “Hillary Lovers” are rejoicing that she will be recognized for her historic presidential bid. More »