Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is appearing in New Hampshire on Wednesday, but don’t expect any earth-shattering announcements from the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee when she returns to the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Instead of a raucous political rally, Clinton will speak at Dartmouth College at the invitation of Jake Sullivan, a former foreign policy adviser in the Obama administration who’s now the Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth, according to a release from the school.
Clinton was also invited by Daniel Benjamin, who serves as the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the Dickey Center, according to the statement.
Dartmouth said, “Benjamin and Sullivan both worked closely with then Secretary of State Clinton — Benjamin as State Department coordinator for counterterrorism and Sullivan as her deputy chief of staff and later as director of policy planning at State. Benjamin says Clinton’s visit, as well as Sullivan’s residency, illustrates the level of access to high-profile visitors afforded to students at Dartmouth.”
The school said the public event, dubbed “ ‘In Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Daniel Benjamin and Jake Sullivan,’ runs from 4:45 to 6 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center for the Arts and is co-sponsored by the Montgomery Fellows Program. . . . While on campus, Clinton will also meet privately with the Dickey Center’s War and Peace Fellows and will discuss foreign policy with students in Sullivan and Benjamin’s international issues seminars, as well as meet with Dartmouth leadership and faculty.”
Benjamin praised Clinton in the statement.
“In both American politics and in American foreign policy, Hillary Clinton has been one of the pivotal figures of our time,” Benjamin said. “Working for her at the State Department was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I’m thrilled that Dartmouth students will get an opportunity to experience her in person.”