Secretary Clinton and Swansea University

We are enormously proud of our enduring partnership with Secretary Clinton and of the way we are building a global community of individuals and organisations who are determined to work together for real and lasting change.”

Professor Elwen Evans KC, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Swansea University

In October 2017, Swansea University was proud to confer an Honorary Award on former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in recognition of her political career, commitment to human rights, and of her ancestral connections with Swansea.

During the ceremony, Secretary Clinton gave a keynote lecture on children’s human rights and unveiled a plaque to mark the naming of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

The Gutsy Women Panel which took place at the Great Hall in Swansea University

Secretary Clinton returned to Swansea to meet with Law School colleagues in 2018, and again in 2019 to launch the Global Challenges Programme and meet the five inaugural scholars. The Secretary also took part as guest of honour in the “Gutsy Welsh Women” panel discussion before an audience of leading businesswomen and entrepreneurs, university staff and students, and the wider Swansea University community.

While Covid-19 prevented travel to the UK, Secretary Clinton maintained close contact with the University throughout 2020, shared her experiences and insights with the scholars, and delivered the James Callaghan Memorial Lecture as part of the University’s centenary celebrations.

In February 2021, Secretary Clinton led the online graduation celebration for the inaugural scholars and announced the second cohort of the Global Challenges Programme, which continues to be supported by Sky.

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