Luke Tubia, WIBX

Hamilton College's Great Names Series welcomed former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton for a public lecture last night.

Clinton's speech focused on economic growth in New York, global leadership and the current state of gridlock the U.S. Government is in.

She said even the founding fathers found a way to move past partisan politics for the good of the nation while criticizing current politicians for operating in what she called an "evidence-free zone" when it comes to solving the country's current economic problems.

Clinton last visited the area in 1999 during her run for U-S Senator and praised the region for it's treasures both academic and industrial. She is the fourth former Secretary of State to speak at Hamilton following Colin Powell, Madeline Albright and Condoleeza Rice.

Watch the video of Clinton's lecture below: