Fife, Scotland -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at University of St. Andrew's in Scotland after being awarded with an honorary degree.
In her speech she said:
"In my recent work, on behalf of my country and international affairs, we too grapple with how to make sense of a world that is deeply interconnected and interdependent but afflicted by group denial of real world evidence and rejection of tolerance for views outside traditional thinking. I would love to find a particle that would help put the pieces of diplomacy together. We see it every day, the need to understand this interconnection and interdependence."
"Increasingly the real world mirrors the virtual world. An endless series of links, in effect a world wide web of interdependence surrounds us. Now that networked world opens enormous opportunities for growth and innovation but it also feeds complex, cross cutting challenges like climate change, economic inequality, the proliferation of dangerous weapons and perverse ideologies. Nations, businesses and citizens alike have to adapt to this fast changing world. We all have to work better, smarter and more collaboratively and institutions like St. Andrews must help lead the way."