On November 10th, President Bill Clinton participated in a moderated Q&A discussion for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council where he discussed his optimistic view of America’s role in the world, the aftermath of the Cold War, and ways to improve global health care. “The United States,” he said, “is the best-positioned big country in the world for the next 20 years.”
President Clinton’s remarks came 22 years after he first spoke to the Council about his foreign policy agenda in 1992.
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment.
In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti.
President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.