Columbia University Hires Hillary Clinton as Professor and ‘Presidential Fellow’

Twice-failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has just landed an ironic new position at New York’s Columbia University.

The former secretary of state is being touted as Columbia’s new professor and “presidential fellow.”

Clinton accepted a professorship at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and joined the Columbia World Projects program as a presidential fellow, apparently with a straight face.

“I am honored to join Columbia University, and the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia World Projects,” Hillary said in a statement.

“Columbia’s commitment to educating the next generation of U.S. and global policy leaders, translating insights into impact, and helping to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges resonates personally with me.

“I look forward to contributing to these efforts.”

In a statement announcing Hillary’s hire, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger praised Clinton for her “two historic and record-breaking presidential campaigns.”

“I have had the great pleasure of knowing Hillary personally for three decades, since her early days as First Lady of the United States,” Bollinger said.

“Her public service has expanded since then, most notably in her remarkably successful tenure as Senator for the State of New York, in her impressive role as Secretary of State, and in her two historic and record-breaking presidential campaigns.

“Given her extraordinary talents and capacities together with her singular life experiences, Hillary Clinton is unique, and, most importantly, exceptional in what she can bring to the University’s missions of research and teaching, along with public service and engagement for the public good.”

Dean Keren Yarhi-Milo said:

“She is a remarkable leader who has been on the frontlines of virtually every critical challenge facing our world today—from the global fight to save democracy, her advocacy for women’s rights, and her staunch defense of marginalized people everywhere.”

Columbia World Projects Director Wafaa El-Sadr said:

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“We look forward to welcoming this extraordinarily accomplished global leader and passionate advocate for women, children, and social justice to Columbia World Projects.

“We are eager for her contributions to our efforts to advance rigorous scholarship and pursue sound policies and effective actions.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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