Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Syracuse University

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to a full audience at Syracuse Universityâ??s Hendricks Chapel Monday. Clintonâ??s conversation was entitled "America and the World" and was hosted by the Maxwell School.


was greeted by standing ovations before and after her 45-minute address by a standing-room-only crowd of just over 1,000 people. Hundreds more were turned away.

Clinton says that re-establishing American leadership around the world is as essential as it's ever been.

Clinton discussed public policy and the different views that cultures around the world have.

"I think democracy and human rights [are] who we are as Americans," said Clinton.

Clinton explained to the student audience that many countries donâ??t share the same view of human rights and democracy that the United State does.

Clinton says that when she got to the State Department, there was no social media. She says the State Department tries to get ahead of the information flow to make sure accurate information is being communicated, but she says this has become harder in the world of 24 hour news and social media.

Clinton, the former senator from New York, fielded several questions from students and advised them to become involved in the political process. Clinton says she hopes students at Syracuse University will consider a career in foreign policy or government. "We have an enormous obligation to participate and invest in our country," said Clinton.

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â?? Syracuse University (@SyracuseU) April 23, 2012

Hendricks Chapel nearly filled up 40 min. prior to Sec. Clinton talk at @SyracuseU. (@dailyorange) #ClintonAtCuseâ?¦

â?? Brandon Weight (@brandonweight) April 23, 2012

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â?? Joshua John (@joshuavjohn) April 23, 2012

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â?? Gilby (@gil_by) April 23, 2012(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)