It’s an honor to announce today that Chelsea Clinton is joining our this year’s #BlogHer17 Kick-off Keynote on June 22nd. Chelsea will sit down in conversation with previously announced Cecile Richards.
Some of us probably grew up right alongside Chelsea, but few of us have the credentials necessary to engage in this far-reaching conversations about women’s rights and women’s health, both domestically and around the world.
After receiving her BA in History from Stanford University, Chelsea went on to obtain a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University, and a PhD in International Relations from Oxford. Chelsea has already been passionate about issues in the health space, using her doctoral dissertation to examine the first decade of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Today, health continued to be one of her focus areas: You may know she’s the Vice-Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works across programs to address major health issues like the opioid epidemic and childhood obesity. Her focus on health has also led her to positions lecturing at the Columbia School of Public Health, as well as opportunities to serve on the boards of the Clinton Foundation’s affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHIA) – which works to expand access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications and services in the developing world, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation – a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association, and the Weill Cornell Medical College.
While working on health issues is certainly at the forefront of Chelsea’s professional career, she has also authored important books for young readers, including It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, and the newly published She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. She is also the co-author of the recently published book Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?.
Recently, Chelsea has also become a very vocal advocate for women’s health, women’s rights and other social justice issues online…she’s one of my go-to Twitter feeds not only for her own sharp commentary, but as a gateway to other great sources of information. (She’s @ChelseaClinton on Twitter)
In addition to being a famous daughter and mom, she’s a scholar, an activist, a philanthropist, and an expert.
We can’t wait to hear Chelsea and Cecile discuss the politics, economics, and emotions that are intertwined with women’s health issues here and around the world.
Elisa Camahort Page is the Co-Founder of BlogHer and Conference Program Chair. You can find her on Twitter at @ElisaC
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