Bill Clinton traveled to Ireland extensively during his presidency in order to try and broker peace between the warring religious factions. These trips helped Clinton gain this appointment according to reports.
Hillary Clinton is still reportedly eyeing a third run for President of the United States, but in the meantime, she’s taken a job as chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
The university issued a statement announcing Clinton’s appointment on Wednesday, accompanied by a photo of Clinton wearing graduation robes in the school’s colors — red, blue, and pink — ostensibly from when Queens University Belfast gave Clinton an honorary doctorate back in October of 2018.
Fox News reports that the five-year appointment, which began on January 1, 2020, is mostly ceremonial and is unpaid. The school itself tweeted that Clinton will have three primary responsibilities as chancellor: “1. Presiding at degree congregations, 2. Ambassador, 3. Advisor, available to the @QUBVChancellor and senior management as a sounding board and to provide counsel and guidance.”
“I am delighted that Queen’s has chosen Hillary Clinton to be its new Chancellor. Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally recognised leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community,” the school’s co-chancellor, Stephen Prenter, said in a statement.