Hillary Clinton Joins Columbia University as Professor, Global Affairs Fellow
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- Her tenure will begin in the 2023-2024 school year.
- Her role heavily involves international politics and policy and brainstorming initiatives for democracy and women and youth engagement worldwide.
- Clinton is a former U.S. secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate, and first lady.
Students at Columbia University in New York can take classes next year from a former U.S. secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate, and first lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Columbia announced last week that Clinton will join its university community as a professor and as a presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects (CWP).
"Given her extraordinary talents and capacities together with her singular life experiences, Hillary Clinton is unique, and, most importantly, exceptional in what she can bring to the University's missions of research and teaching, along with public service and engagement for the public good," wrote Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger in a message to the university community.
Clinton will be a part of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and work closely with senior faculty and administration to create initiatives to engage with students starting in the 2023-2024 year.
She will also lead a complementary effort to the university's "Fourth Purpose" initiative, which works with worldwide policy leaders to create innovative policy solutions.
"I am honored to join Columbia University, and the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia World Projects," Clinton said in the school announcement. "Columbia's commitment to educating the next generation of U.S. and global policy leaders, translating insights into impact, and helping to address some of the world's most pressing challenges resonates personally with me."
As a presidential fellow, she will work with CWP leaders to take on issues like renewing democracy and engaging with youth and women in the U.S. and worldwide.
"We look forward to welcoming this extraordinarily accomplished global leader and passionate advocate for women, children, and social justice to Columbia World Projects. We are eager for her contributions to our efforts to advance rigorous scholarship and pursue sound policies and effective actions," said CWP Director Wafaa El-Sadr.