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Hillary Clinton appeared at Georgetown University Wednesday to laud the contributions of female leaders globally, saying that women are important catalysts for change throughout the world.

“Women leaders, it has been found, are good at building coalitions across ethnic and sectarian lines and speaking up for other marginalized groups,” the former secretary of state told attendees at a Georgetown University conference entitled “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership.”

“It’s important to underscore this overriding fact: women are not just victims of conflict,” added Clinton, who is widely viewed as a potential first female president if she chooses to run in 2016. “They are agents of peace and agents of change.”

During her remarks at the conference, some Republicans took to Twitter to gleefully point out empty seats at the event.

- NBC's Carrie Dann