2014 Harkin Steak Fry

Well, hello, Iowa. I’m back and so glad to be with all you on this beautiful day. We’re all here to thank Tom and Ruth for their decades of service to our nation, for their generosity, their optimism, their unflagging energy, and their passion to help more people in more places share in the American…

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Third Anniversary Celebration

Hillary Clinton: This is so exciting oh my goodness. Thank you Radha for that introduction, but so much more than that thanks for your leadership, and thanks to all of you who are here on behalf of this important cause. I want to thank Kathy Calvin at the United Nations Foundation, Chris Paul Thurston who…

Distinguished International Leadership Award Atlantic Council

Thank you very much, Henry. That was incredibly generous. It means a great deal to me personally. Henry’s been a very good friend and a very willing counselor over the course of my tenure as Secretary of State. He’s also going to be celebrating a birthday this spring, so an early Happy Birthday. But he…

2013 Women in the World Summit

Hillary Clinton: Thank you so much. Oh, what a wonderful occasion for me to be back here, the fourth Women in the World conference I’ve been privileged to attend, introduced by the founder, creator, and my friend, Tina Brown. When one thinks about this annual conference it really is intended to, and I believe has,…

Vital Voices Women Empowerment Speech

This is such a wonderful occasion every year. It’s the 12th such gala event where Vital Voices, and the most successful financially, thanks to all of you, and it’s wonderful for me to be here because in all those years I’ve only missed one time last year and to be back again is such a…

Human Rights Campaign Americans for Marriage Equality

A little over a year ago in Geneva, I told the nations of the world that gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights, and that the United States would be a leader in defending those rights. Now there were some countries that did not want to hear that. But I believe…

Hillary Clinton’s Farewell To Her Employees

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good afternoon, everyone. Madam Secretary, four years ago, I stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the Department of State. From that first day on, you’ve touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world, you have left…

Joint Interview with President Obama

STEVE KROFT: There are few people we think we know more about then President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and everyone has an opinion—about their politics, their marriages and a rivalry that is one of the richest in American history. On Friday we had the opportunity to sit down with the…

Remarks on USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network

Thank you so much, Raj, and it’s exciting for me to welcome all of you here to the State Department, actually to the Benjamin Franklin Room. Mr. Franklin is above us over the fireplace. But what a especially fitting setting for us to be discussing this exciting new initiative, harnessing science and technology to save…

Remarks at the Forum on Small States Opening Session

Thank you very much, Foreign Minister, and thanks also to the Secretary General and the UN General Assembly President for their remarks and for their leadership. I’m delighted to have been invited by Singapore to join you at the Forum of Small States to mark the 20th anniversary of its founding. I think organizing this…

Remarks on the Deaths of American Personnel in Benghazi, Libya

Yesterday, our U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya was attacked. Heavily armed militants assaulted the compound and set fire to our buildings. American and Libyan security personnel battled the attackers together. Four Americans were killed. They included Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information management officer, and our Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. We are still…