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Hillary Clinton to be awarded with Honorary Doctorate from Swansea University

Hillary Clinton Credit: Swansea University

Hillary Clinton will be heading to Swansea to receive an Honorary Doctorate at a ceremony at Swansea University.

The University said the award is being made in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, a commitment that is shared by Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People.

Clinton, who has Welsh grandparents, will be heading to Swansea on Saturday 14 October.

Vice Chancellor of Swansea University Professor Richard B. Davies said:

We are honoured to present this award to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a figure of enormous international significance, and one synonymous with human rights.

It is tremendous that she has chosen Swansea University for her first public appearance on this visit to the UK. It shows that we are being noticed for our excellent research and teaching and for the impact that Swansea University is making in global challenge areas.

Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People is working to improve human rights on a global basis through the exchange of policy, practice, advocacy and law reform and we are delighted that one of the biggest international names in politics and in advancing the rights of children is now synonymous with this work.

– Vice Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Richard B. Davies

The event at Swansea University will be her first public appearance on her visit to the UK.

Following the announcement, people took to twitter to express their surprise: