Lester Crystal, former Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour, will engage President Clinton in a dialogue on issues facing the nation and the world. The event will also serve as the site for the conferring of a SUNY Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
A wine and cheese reception will following the presentation.
All proceeds from the event will go to the WCC Foundation Scholarship and Program Fund, directly helping our students through scholarships, mentoring programs, faculty development.
WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through eight initiatives. In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with President George H.W. Bush three times—after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, and with President George W. Bush in–– Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Today the Clinton Foundation works to drive economic growth, create jobs, and build capacity in Haiti.