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U.S. Sen. Clinton to speak at WWS, Jan. 18

Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has announced that U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will deliver a policy address on the Princeton campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Alexander Hall’s Richardson Auditorium.

Clinton’s speech is scheduled as part of the celebrations surrounding a newly created professorship, the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies, the first holder of which is Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt. Admission to the speech is limited to University students, faculty, staff, alumni, guests and the media. There are no more tickets available.

“We are delighted Senator Clinton is coming during the 75th anniversary of the Woodrow Wilson School to inaugurate the S. Daniel Abraham Chair,” said Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the School. “The Abraham Chair will be the focal point of a host of School activities related to the Middle East for years to come.”

Kurtzer also lauded Clinton’s visit as a promising opportunity to broaden discussions about Middle East issues.

“Senator Clinton’s visit is indicative of the terrific response from Washington policy circles and from the region to the creation of the Abraham Chair,” Kurtzer said. “After a very rewarding career in the Foreign Service, I am excited to join the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together the University community with high level officials and public figures involved with the Middle East for serious discussion of contemporary issues. ”

Clinton's address is not open to the general public. Tickets for the event were available to members of the University community on a first come, first served basis at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. A Princeton University ID was required to receive a ticket. 

Media should contact Steven Barnes in the Woodrow Wilson School's Office of External Affairs for credentials at, or at (609) 258-5988.

All ticket holders will be required to bring their picture ID to gain entry to the event. The Woodrow Wilson School will host a live video simulcast of the event in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall. The simulcast is open to the general public.

For more information, please contact Steven Barnes in the Woodrow Wilson School’s Office of External Affairs at, or at (609) 258-5988.

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