My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. Universities and states, including Illinois, are taking part in a divestment campaign.
That’s the promise we need to keep. I will build new partnerships to defeat the threats of the 21st century: terrorism and nuclear proliferation; poverty and genocide; climate change and disease.
I do so recognizing that change cannot happen overnight. Over seven years ago, the United States pursued al Qaeda and the Taliban with broad international support.
They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation. And fault lines must be closed among Muslims as well, as the divisions between Sunni and Shia.