Hillary Rodham Clinton Comes to Columbia

Hillary Clinton accepting an honorary degree from Columbia University in 2022
Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 2022 Commencement ceremony. (Bruce Gilbert)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’22HON, the former US secretary of state, has joined Columbia University as a professor of practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and as a presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects (CWP).

At SIPA, Clinton is working closely with the school’s dean, Keren Yarhi-Milo ’03GS, and other senior faculty members on a variety of academic initiatives. For example, she is helping to lead a new effort to convene prominent thinkers and practitioners from around the world to develop innovative policy solutions. She and Yarhi-Milo are also co-teaching a new course on foreign-policy decision-making, Inside the Situation Room, beginning this fall.

In her role with CWP, Clinton is working with Wafaa El-Sadr ’91PH, who oversees a number of Columbia global initiatives including CWP, and Ira Katznelson ’66CC, the CWP deputy director, to explore new ways to bolster democracy and foster effective engagement with women and youth in the United States and around the world.

“Columbia’s commitment to educating the next generation of US and global policy leaders, translating insights into impact, and helping to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges resonates personally with me,” Clinton says.