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AJU gets Hillary Clinton

by Ryan Torok

May 15, 2013 | 3:02 pm

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington on May 1. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington on May 1. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Hillary Clinton — former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady — will take the stage at the 2013 American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series this summer. She is scheduled to appear at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on June 24, the university announced earlier this month.

The event will mark Clinton’s first appearance with the high-profile lecture series, which features top American and Israeli personalities and is organized through AJU’s Whizin Center for Continuing Education.

“Our goal in creating the Public Lecture Series was to provide our audience the opportunity to hear directly from those who shape our lives. So we are extremely excited to welcome the former secretary of state and former senator from New York, the honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton to our 2013 lecture,” said Gady Levy, dean of the Whizin Center and vice president of AJU. “It’s always been our hope that we would one day host an event with Mrs. Clinton.”

Previous political speakers at the AJU series have included former President Bill Clinton; former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair; past Secretaries of State Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger; former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove; former Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres; and past White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer and Dee Dee Myers.

The Whizin Center is AJU’s outreach and extension program. It offers a diversified program of classes, tours, lectures, seminars, forums and special events.

Tickets for the June 24 Clinton event go on sale May 22 at 10 a.m., with prices ranging from $50 to $125. For more information, visit aju.edu/hillary.

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