Hillary Clinton to receive honorary degree from Trinity

Hillary Clinton to receive honorary degree from Trinity

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be awarded with an honorary degree at Trinity College Dublin on June 22.

Ahead of the ceremony she will give a public lecture at the Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre at 12pm on the same day.

Following the lecture, there will be a conversation with Chancellor of the University, Mary Robinson during which Ms Clinton will explore her views on democracy, women in politics and the current challenges facing American society.

Ms Clinton has dedicated her life to public service and advocacy.

She is a long-time supporter of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, initially while First Lady of the United States, supporting pro-peace women's groups and continuing through to the present day.

Ms Clinton has received numerous prestigious awards for her contributions to society including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the President's Award of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Role Model of the Year by the United Steel Workers of America; and the Martin Luther King Jr Award.

Digital Desk


More in this Section

Pedestrian, 70, being treated for life-threatening injuries after collision with carPedestrian, 70, being treated for life-threatening injuries after collision with car

All women and families impacted by CervicalCheck scandal to get Dáil apologyAll women and families impacted by CervicalCheck scandal to get Dáil apology

Killarney deer struggling to walk suffering from suspected 'staggers' conditionKillarney deer struggling to walk suffering from suspected 'staggers' condition

National Bravery Awards: 'The award for me is that he is alive today'National Bravery Awards: 'The award for me is that he is alive today'


Lifestyle

Mountaintop monasteries, vicious-looking vultures, and a seriously impressive cable car.As Ryanair launches flights to Armenia, here’s why it deserves to be your next holiday destination

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra played a storming gig at Cork Opera House, writes Des O'Driscoll Live Music Review: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Concerns about people’s ability to access their own money have been growing – here’s what the debate is all about.Are we actually going to end up as a cashless society?

Everything entertainment you need to look out forScene & Heard: Everything entertainment you need to look out for

More From The Irish Examiner