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Clinton Presidential Center Presents Archivist of the U.S. Colleen Shogan and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

On Thursday, March 14, the Clinton Presidential Center Presents a conversation with the Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan, the first woman to be nominated and confirmed for this office. In honor of Women’s History Month, Shogan will discuss the vital importance of preserving and understanding our history, the contributions of women in government, and the state of American democracy with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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As Archivist of the United States, Shogan leads the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the nation’s record keeper. NARA preserves some of the nation’s most historic documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also makes the records of the United States government accessible to citizens as a fundamental right of our democracy.

The Clinton Presidential Library is part of the National Archives’ Presidential Library System. These institutions preserve the documents and artifacts of presidential administrations and provide a unique insight into the life and work of each president.

Dr. Colleen Shogan is the 11th Archivist of the United States, and the first woman appointed to lead the National Archives. A proud Pittsburgh native, she is a recognized political scientist with expertise in the American presidency, political rhetoric, women in politics, and Congress. Prior to her appointment, she was the Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center at the White House Historical Association, and she served as a legislative assistant in the United States Senate and as a senior executive at the Library of Congress. Dr. Shogan was the Vice Chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent over five decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and presidential candidate.  As 67th U.S. Secretary of State, her “smart power” approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening, and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator for New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. She also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders who risked their lives at Ground Zero. In her historic 2016 campaign for President of the United States, Clinton won 66 million votes. She is the author of ten best-selling books, host of the podcast You and Me Both, founder of the global production studio HiddenLight Productions, Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, and a Professor of Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and Presidential Fellow at Columbia World Projects at Columbia University. She is married to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, has one daughter Chelsea, and three grandchildren: Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper.

Clinton Presidential Center Presents is a partnership between the Clinton Foundation, Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and Clinton Presidential Library.