Romanes Lecture 2018: Every year since 1892 Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor has invited a distinguished figure from the arts, science or literature to deliver a public lecture.
The first was given by William Gladstone, and this term we’re proud to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton to the stage.
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Hillary Clinton called for fresh levels of political engagement from new generations as she gave Oxford University’s Romanes Lecture on Monday (25 June).The former presidential candidate, Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady of the United States gave the latest in the historic series of lectures in Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre.Read more >>>>
Drawing on her wide experience of public service at the highest level, Mrs Clinton warned of many current dangers including the rise of populism, outside interference in elections and political disengagement. However, she urged young people to re-engage with politics and to find new solutions for the challenges the world faces.
Hillary Clinton describes Putin as a ‘white supremacist’
Speaking at Oxford University's Sheldonian Theatre, the former Democrat candidate condemned the Russian strongman for promoting racism and "fake news"."We are in the midst of a global struggle," Clinton said, "between liberal democracy and a rising tide of illiberalism.
"Vladimir Putin has positioned himself as a leader of an authoritarian, white supremacist and xenophobic movement," she said.
She accused Russia of trying to break up the EU and Nato, destroy the US's traditional alliances, and "undermine democracy wherever they can".
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