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    Hillary Clinton made an appearance Friday at Harvard University.

    (Published Friday, March 3, 2017)

    Hillary Clinton visited Harvard University Friday to talk about her time as secretary of state, according to the Harvard Crimson.

    The former Democratic presidential candidate participated in an interview as part of the American Secretaries of State Project, a join venture of the Kennedy School, Law School and Business School.

    Clinton also took part in a "Fireside Chat" with students from Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

    Launched in 2012, the American Secretaries of State Project hopes to interview all living former U.S. secretaries of state about their experiences conducting international negotiations while in office, the Crimson reported.

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    It was Clinton's second speaking engagement at an instituation of higher education in less than 24 hours. She also stopped by Wellesley University, her alma mater, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Thursday night.

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