With a bruised economy and developing countries on the rise, can the United States still lead the world in the 21st Century? What challenges do soaring budget deficits, globalization and an unstable climate present for U.S. national interests? Can America's tradition of innovative ideas and technology keep us ahead of the world's biggest problems? How can educating and empowering women around the world help reduce carbon emissions and raise living standards?
Tune in for a conversation with Secretary of State Clinton at the intersection of diplomacy, innovation and the prospects for a clean and safe future.
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama.
She was a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2008 election.
Gregory Dalton is chief operating officer at the Commonwealth Club of California and Director of The Club's Climate 1 Initiative. He previously was international editor at The Industry Standard magazine, an editor for the Associated Press in New York, and a correspondent in China and Canada for the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper.
Proficient in both Mandarin and Cantonese, he is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends her approval of the Alberta Clipper pipeline. Until the U.S. passes more aggressive clean energy legislation, she explains, "we're either going to be dependent on dirty oil from the Gulf, or dependent on dirty oil from Canada."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims shared responsibility, on behalf of the U.S., for Mexico's drug war. She offers complete U.S. support to the Mexican government in their efforts to build an independent judiciary, build a more effective corrections system, and to help professionalize its police force.
(born Oct. 26, 1947, Chicago, Ill., U.S.) U.S. lawyer, first lady, and politician. She attended Wellesley College and Yale Law School, from which she graduated first in her class. Her early professional interests focused on family law and children's rights. In 1975 she married her Yale classmate Bill Clinton, and she became first lady of Arkansas on his election as governor in 1979. She was twice named one of America's 100 most influential lawyers by the National Law Journal. When her husband became president (1993), she wielded power and influence almost unprecedented for a first lady. As head of the Task Force on National Health Care Reform, she proposed the first national health-care program in the U.S. but saw the initiative defeated. In 2000 she was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York, thereby becoming the first wife of a president to win elective office; she was reelected in 2006. Clinton sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 but lost the closely contested race to Barack Obama. In 2009 she became secretary of state in President Obama's administration.
Wrong approach! More police. Better guns. Helicopters. More prisons means more lawyers and the viscous cycle continues. Legalize the drugs and bring it all up onto the table for everyone to see. Stop imprisoning people who take drugs. 70% of the incarcerations in the US is because of drug use. What a pathetic business. Preying on the addicted just to make money. Try helping for once. The same old tactics don't work but the establishment already knows that. They're not interested in the anatomy of the drug problem. They're only interested in the "War on Drugs" because it's lucrative. To "war" on anything only promotes what you're "waring" on. Why don't don't you try a new approach? Something different and innovative?
Regarding the Mexican drug trafficking violence, if California decides to make mariguana legal, how can we fight the drug cartels in Mexico for something that is legal in the country next door? Do not forget that the vast majority of weapons used by the drug cartels are bought within the US. The US is selling the weapons that the Mexican government is fighting and the US is consuming the drug that cartels sell.
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