UK university to award Hillary Clinton an honorary doctorate

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Swansea University will award former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton with an honorary doctorate.

Clinton, who ran as the Democratic party's presidential candidate in the 2016 US election, will be given the award at a ceremony at the university's Bay Campus today.

The ceremony will be live streamed on the university's website from 2pm.

Swansea will recognise Clinton's commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, which the university said it shares.

“We are honoured to present this award to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a figure of enormous international significance, and one synonymous with human rights," said vice-chancellor of Swansea University professor Richard Davies.

It is tremendous that she has chosen Swansea University for her first public appearance on this visit to the UK.

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.

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