Chelsea Clinton’s 150 page thesis on the Northern Ireland peace process has become one of the most sought after in academia.
Multiple media requests to view the thesis have been turned away by Stanford University, where she studied before graduating.
Experts say Chelsea remains a mystery, even after her high profile wedding and anything she has written that would show some insight on her would be very interesting.
However, Clinton aides insist on it being kept private. The thesis, said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines, “was written to satisfy an academic requirement—not media curiosity”.
Chelsea’s aides have repeatedly told reporters to ask Stanford University for the thesis.
However, the college said it didn’t have a copy in its library, and her thesis professor says only Chelsea can allow him to release it.
She has so far refused permission.
According to Professor Jack Rakove, her advisor at Stanford, Chelsea spoke with her father “at some length” about the negotiations.
She also met leading Northern Ireland politicians including Nobel Laureate and former SDLP leader John Hume and Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.
Chelsea Clinton Mezvinski is an expert on Northern Ireland and its peace process.
As a senior studying for her history degree at Stanford University, California, in 2001, Chelsea produced a 150-page thesis on her father’s efforts to work out a solution.
Internet chatrooms have suggested a conspiracy
One blogger wrote: “Why, oh why do they persistently want to hide things?”
Another one suggested: “Did Chelsea write about Ulster’s peace process — or did she come up with the idea of how to end the Troubles, and pass on that advice to her papa?”
Bill Clinton was one of the main architects of the Good Friday Agreement.
He was also the first US President to visit Northern Ireland.
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