Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard to launch new event series at King's – Tune In

We are delighted to announce that Hillary Rodham Clinton, former US Secretary of State and the first female presidential candidate of a major US political party, will be joining Julia Gillard, the first and only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, for a discussion to launch King's new World Questions event series on Wednesday 13 November.

Hosted by the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) and Policy Institute at King’s, the event will be supported by new research into the factors that help or hinder equality between women and men, carried out in collaboration with Ipsos MORI. 

The event will also help mark the upcoming 25th anniversary in 2020 of Secretary Clinton’s ground-breaking Beijing speech on gender equality, where she famously declared: Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, and the publication of The Book of Gutsy Women, by Secretary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea.

Julia Gillard chairs GIWL, which was set up last year to better understand and address the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions: For decades Secretary Clinton has been a pioneer for women’s rights and the fight for equality. She has inspired girls and women across the world to never doubt that they are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every opportunity and chance.

Professor Ed Byrne, President and Principal of King’s, said: King’s College London is thrilled to host two of the world’s most influential people working towards gender equality today. Given the importance of this issue to King’s, it is fitting that it will be the focus of the first event in our new World Questions series.

You can tune in to the event via a livestream on the King's Youtube channel.