On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presentation of the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security, according to the University's website.
The award was created by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. At Georgetown's launch of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) in2011, Clinton was present to announce the creation of the Institute. Clinton still acts as Honorary Founding Chair.
Clinton once reportedly called a ban on partial birth abortion an “erosion of our constitutional rights” and is thought to be considering a run for the presidency of the United States in 2016.
The GIWPS is housed at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and led by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the former chief of staff to Clinton when she served as First Lady, who was named to the new position of Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues by President Barack Obama in 2009.
Verveer is reportedly a former board member of the National Catholic Reporter, which Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn recognized as not Catholic, and which Colorado Springs Bishop Michael Sheridan described as “an embarrassment to the Church.”
Verveer also advised Sen. John Kerry on “Catholic issues” in his run for the presidency and sat on the advisory council for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG), according to the Reporter.
Deacon Keith Fournier once wrote of CACG that “they have become a fifth column, a clandestine group seeking to undermine the very Church they claim to represent in the Public arena! They are also undermining the genuine social mission of the Catholic Church by misrepresenting her teachings in the public eye.”
Verveer is also the co-founder of Vital Voices, a pro-abortion international women's organization, according to Americans United for Life.
The recipients of the Clinton awards are British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of the Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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