May 18, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Speak at UCLA

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton will be speaking at UCLA on Wednesday, March 5. She will also be given the UCLA Medal. (Thinkstock)

Los Angeles will be hosting two internationally recognized leaders Wednesday afternoon. With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu already in town, former Secretary of State, New York Senator, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Westwood to speak at third Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership.

The lecture will be given at UCLA’s Royce Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. Clinton will also be given the UCLA Medal, the highest honor given by the university.

Lynn Vavrek will host a question-and-answer session after Clinton’s lecture.

Clinton was a presidential candidate in 2008 before joining Barack Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of State during his first term. She remained the top U.S. diplomat until Feb. 1, 2013. Prior to joining Obama’s cabinet, Clinton was the junior senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 and the First Lady between 1993 and 2001.

John Kerry succeeded Clinton as Secretary of State.

The Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership was established in 2011 by UCLA supporters Meyer and Renee Luskin as an attempt to connect the university and City of Los Angeles to iconic “thought leaders.” The aim of the lecture series is to spark a dialog “among scholars, leaders and the Los Angeles community on pressing national and global issues.”

Established in 1979, the UCLA Medal has been awarded to national and international leaders in several sectors, including education, government, industry, science, and the arts.

The first UCLA Medals were given to William Coit Ackerman and John E. Canady.

Other recipients included Tom Bradley, Lawrence Olivier, Carol Burnett, John Wooden, Toshiro Mifune, James Earl Jones, Bill Clinton, Francis Ford Coppola, Shimon Peres, Benazir Bhutto, Janet Reno, Quincy Jones, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jimmy Carter, and Frank Gehry, among others.

Former President Bill Clinton and the previous United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, were the series’ past lecturers.

UCLA’s College of Letters and Science hosts the lecture.

Seating and other information is available on the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership website.

Related Posts

Mayor Bass Orders Increased Police Presence on LA Metro After Surge in Violence

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

A Shocking Murder Was Committed on a Metro Bus After Announcement Mayor Karen Bass has directed an increase in law...

Inaugural Design Miami.LA Fair Opens in Holmby Hills

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Exclusive Access and Dynamic Talks From May 16-20 The inaugural edition of Design Miami.LA opened yesterday, running until May 20,...

(Video) Design Miami LA Is Now Open in Holmby Hills

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Sainte Marguerite en Provence Is the exclusive rosé sponsor. Welcome to the Greenhouse. @culvercitywlanews Design Miami LA Is Now Open...

Shock-A-Go-Go Film Festival Returns to Lumiere Cinema in Beverly Hills

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

A Weekend of Horror, and Cult Classics With Exclusive Q&A Sessions The Shock-A-Go-Go Film Festival is set to return to...

Devastating Fire Closes Historic Westwood Restaurant, Causing Serious Damage

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Roozbeh Farahanipour Launches GoFundMe to Restore Cultural Tribute The Persian Gulf Restaurant and Museum in Westwood has sustained serious damage...

Culver City Police Seek Help in Identifying Elderly Woman Found Near Hospital

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Urgent Assistance Needed to Locate Family of Disoriented Woman Culver City Police are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying...

Beverly Hills Art Show Returns for Spring Weekend Extravaganza

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Join the Celebration of Art in Beverly Gardens Park Art aficionados and families are invited to join the City of...

UAW 4811 Votes Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike Against University of California System

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Union Responds to Alleged Unfair Labor Practices with Strike Authorization Vote United Auto Workers 4811, the International Union, United Automobile,...

Metro Offers Free Rides to Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard and Soft Listening Party

May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

Fans Provided Convenient Transportation Options to Kia Forum Venue With excitement building for Billie Eilish’s much-anticipated Hit Me Hard and...

(Video) Hang-Ten Therapeutics Uses Sand, Ocean and Surfboards as a Source of Empowerment

May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

More Information at hang-tentherapuetics.com @culvercitywlanews Surf therapy is a source of empowerment #therapy #surfing #losangeles #fyp #santamonica ♬ original sound...

FBI and DHS Warn of Potential Threats to LGBTQIA+ Events in June

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Foreign Terrorist Organizations Could Target Pride Celebrations The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are alerting the public to...

Former Riverside Resident to Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes Against Jewish Men

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Man Agrees to Face Justice for Pico-Robertson Area Shooting A former Riverside resident who shot and wounded two Jewish men...

Teenage Students Fall Ill After Ingesting Cannabis Edibles on Field Trip

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Incident Occurs at La Brea Tar Pits; Students Transported to Hospitals Eight teenage students fell ill during a field trip...

Palmer Candy Company Recalls “White Coated Confectionary Items” Over Salmonella Concerns

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Products Distributed in California Stores Pose Potential Health Risk Palmer Candy Company has issued a voluntary recall of its “White...

Exciting Events Await at Brentwood, West LA, and Palisades Libraries

May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024

From Music, Banned Books to Storytime, Here’s What’s Happening The Brentwood Library was buzzing with energy last Saturday as families...