Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Secretary of State
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We remain convinced that if they persevere with negotiations, the parties can agree on an outcome that ends the conflict; reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps.

We have a moment in time and we must seize… The Obama administration will not turn their backs on either the people of Palestine and Israel. They will continue working for and god willing achieving peace.”

“Two-state Solution Still Possible for Israel, Palestinians,” Haaretz, Oct. 21, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
  • US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
  • 2008 Democratic Party Presidential Candidate
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
  • Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
  • House Judiciary Committee, 1974
  • Senate Committee Membership: Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Special Committee on Aging
  • Co-founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1973
  • BA, Political Science, Wellesley College, 1969
Other:
  • Legal name is Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Former Chairperson, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Former Board Member, Legal Services Corporation
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Former Board Member, Child Care Action Campaign
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Television Workshop
  • Recipient, Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Inspirational Leadership Award, 2006
  • Inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Recipient, Reserve Officers Association National President’s Award, 2005
  • Recipient, Mother Theresa award from Albanian government for work with Kosovar refugees, 1999
  • Recipient, United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998
Quoted in:
  1. Can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Help Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?