On September 18 the Brookings Institution hosted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a speech previewing the United States’ agenda for the United Nations General Assembly. The secretary outlined America’s goals for the meetings, including addressing the conflict in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation and Iran, climate change, development, and food security.
Secretary Clinton joined the State Department after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, first lady, and senator. During her tenure in the Senate, she served on the Armed Services Committee and worked to launch the government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative. She was also a Commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Brookings President Strobe Talbott provided introductory remarks. After the program, Secretary Clinton took audience questions.