Hillary Clinton to speak at Yale University's Class Day

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.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss American democracy and its institutions, her political career and her role in the women’s political movement during a public conversation March 29 hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, will talk with Eagleton Director Ruth B. Mandel about her years in public life, reflecting on the institutions in which she participated, her path-breaking political career and her singular role in shaping women’s political history.

Clinton will visit as the Eagleton Institute’s 2017-18 Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs. The institute is home to the Center for American Women and Politics, nationally recognized as a leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation, founded by Mandel in 1971.

“As a public leader, Hillary Rodham Clinton has crossed traditional boundaries, making both history and headlines. This visit will afford our students and the Rutgers community an opportunity to witness a conversation with the person behind the media fog,” Mandel said.

Clinton broke tradition as the first former first lady of the United States to run for elected office, serving from 2001 to 2009 as a U.S. senator from New York. In 2007 she became the first woman to win a presidential primary or caucus and made history again in 2016 as the first woman to win a major party presidential nomination and the first woman to win the national popular vote.

Tickets are available now to the Rutgers community and will be available to the public March 12.

See eagleton.rutgers.edu/events.

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