For years, Secretary of State Clinton has been a vigorous advocator of women’s empowerment. She staked her claim as an advocate for global women’s issues in 1995, when, as First Lady, she gave an impassioned speech at a United Nations conference in Beijing.
The Aftermath of the Midterm Elections 2010
The Republican victory gives its House members the power to elect the chamber’s leader, the speaker, who will set the agenda for what measures are considered on the floor and has a major say in selecting the chairmen of House committees.
President Obama stressed the need for compromise in a November 3 news conference, saying the results showed “no one party will be able to dictate where we go from here, that we must find common ground in order to … make progress on some uncommonly difficult challenges.”
Literature: Women's Empowerment
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In Focus: Ambassador Murphy's Heroes
On November 18, Ambassador Murphy delivered a speech on "Diversity in Education and the Workplace in the U.S." at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. During his remarks he pointed to the civil rights legislation, initiated during the administration of President Kennedy. Watch the video HERE.
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