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April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Pacific Council on International Policy will host
Hillary Rodham Clinton in
Los Angeles on
May 8, 2013 as she accepts the inaugural
Warren Christopher Public Service Award from the Pacific Council at a gala event.
"The Christopher Award seeks to honor the lifetime achievements of former Secretary of State
Warren Christopher, the long-time Chair of the Pacific Council's Board of Directors, and to recognize the public service of others whose work reflects his distinctive leadership qualities," said Council President and CEO
Jerrold Green. "His career was defined by commitment to international affairs, to high ethical standards, to promotion of the common good, to equality and fairness, and to government service as a noble pursuit. We are pleased to recognize Secretary Clinton as the first recipient of this award."
Warren Christopher's career spanned service as a young Naval officer, an attorney at O'Melveny and Myers, the nation's top diplomat (U.S. Secretary of State), and the head of what came to be called the Christopher Commission in the wake of the Rodney King incident. As Deputy Secretary of State, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom—the nation's highest civilian award—by President
Jimmy Carter on
January 16, 1981 for his role in negotiating the release of 52 American hostages held in
Iran for 444 days.
Hillary Clinton served as the 67
th Secretary of
State of the United States from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and Senator. She stepped down from her post as Secretary in February.
ABOUT THE PACIFIC COUNCILThe non-partisan Pacific Council on International Policy (
www.pacificcouncil.org) is the leading international affairs organization on the west coast of
the United States. The Council is governed by a Board of Directors chaired by the Honorable Mickey Kantor and Ambassador
Robert H. Tuttle. Dr.
Jerrold D. Green serves as President and CEO.
Melissa Lockhart FortnerSenior External Affairs OfficerPacific Council on International Policy213-221-2016 (direct)
SOURCE Pacific Council on International Policy