Georgetown University

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

141203_clinton-391Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at Georgetown University at an event sponsored by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS); Harvard’s Institute for Inclusive Security; and the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings Initiative. Her speech was entitled “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership” and focused on women participating in the peace process throughout the world. The event featured a panel discussion following Clinton’s speech. Also speaking at the event was the Minister of Defense for the Kingdom of Norway Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Clinton spoke about women involved in peace process throughout the world and the diplomatic role many women have taken on. She said, “This is what we call Smart Power, using every possible tool…leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand, and insofar as is psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problems [and] determine a solution, that is what we believe in the 21st century will change the prospect for peace.”

Those taking part in the panel included: Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, special representative to the NATO Secretary General for Women, Peace and Security; Maj. Gen. Adrian Foster, deputy military adviser for the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Akihiko Tanaka, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency; Lt. Gen. Daniel Leaf, director of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General (via video); and Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria (via video).

The event was captured live on Ustream and the video is still available by CLICKING HERE.

News Source: Georgetown University

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