Bill Clinton talked about how a sense of purpose influenced his life in public service. This was the third of a series of lectures on the people and events that shaped his career. He spoke at Georgetown University, where he graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1968. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the audience.
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks to Justice Department employees in a ceremony to mark his six years of service. The Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to take over the post in a 56-43 vote Thursday.
Asher Orkaby, with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses the U.S. aircraft carrier that is shadowing a convoy of Iranian cargo ships off the Yemeni coast, as well as the latest in nuclear negotiations with Iran
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain discusses Hillary Clinton’s entry into the 2016 presidential race, the progressive agenda, and the role progressives hope to play in the election.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke before an audience of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. He talked about the need for leadership in the military, especially as it pertains to sexual assault sexual assault prevention and response. Following his remarks, he responded to questions from members of the audience on topics including sequestration, emerging threats, and the U.S. pivot to the Asia-Pacific region.
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented with the Constitutional Champion Award by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2-15 Constitutional Champions Gala in Washington, D.C.
Panelists talked about the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Libya. They spoke about the refugee crisis stemming from the ongoing civil war between rival Islamist militias and two competing governments, as well as the implications for Libya’s neighbors.