Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton Gives 2023 Blackstone Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford

12th Dec 2023

Chambers was once again delighted to sponsor Pembroke College, Oxford’s annual Blackstone Lecture. On Tuesday 14th November, the College welcomed Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as the guest speaker with this year’s discussion centering on ‘The Resolution of Conflict and Making Peace: The Role of Women and Human Rights’.

The Blackstone Society Lecture was established in 1976, before any similar event existed in the University of Oxford’s Law Faculty, with the aim of providing audiences with the thoughts of the most distinguished legal minds of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This year marks the 300th anniversary of Blackstone’s birth.

Joining Secretary Clinton on the panel for the Lecture were Pembroke fellows Professor Sandra Fredman and Professor Stephen Whitefield, alongside the Master, Sir Ernest Ryder. Before an audience of Pembroke students, fellows and alumni alike, as well as significant legal and political figures from outside of College, the panel engaged Secretary Clinton in discussion on a variety of topics, including political impunity, challenges to liberal democracy in the United States and further afield, women’s rights following COVID and the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade.

The full discussion is available to watch below.


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