World’s ‘most powerful and popular woman’ visits Saudi campus

Secretary Clinton received a standing ovation full of cheering and whistling when she arrived today at Dar al-Hekma College, a women’s collge in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the Red Sea. An organizer of the event praised Clinton as the world’s “most powerful and popular woman.” Clinton answered queries from students, faculty, and others ...

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Secretary Clinton received a standing ovation full of cheering and whistling when she arrived today at Dar al-Hekma College, a women's collge in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the Red Sea. An organizer of the event praised Clinton as the world's "most powerful and popular woman."

Clinton answered queries from students, faculty, and others during a 75-minute question-and-answer session. In her opening remarks she highlighted the value of education and the role that women play in developing a country's economy. She said, "I have been in many parts of the world where the education of girls is not yet occurring.…  Where young women are not provided the opportunity to live up to their own potential."

Above and below: Clinton receives rock-star treatment as students swarm for her autograph.

Secretary Clinton received a standing ovation full of cheering and whistling when she arrived today at Dar al-Hekma College, a women’s collge in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the Red Sea. An organizer of the event praised Clinton as the world’s “most powerful and popular woman.”

Clinton answered queries from students, faculty, and others during a 75-minute question-and-answer session. In her opening remarks she highlighted the value of education and the role that women play in developing a country’s economy. She said, “I have been in many parts of the world where the education of girls is not yet occurring.…  Where young women are not provided the opportunity to live up to their own potential.”

Above and below: Clinton receives rock-star treatment as students swarm for her autograph.
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Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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