Speeches

September 5, 2017 Dedication of Grace Hopper College
August 26, 2017 Thinking Like a Fox
Yale College Opening Assembly Address, Class of 2021
May 20, 2017 Strangers in a Strange Land
Baccalaureate Address, Yale College Class of 2017
August 27, 2016 Countering False Narratives
Freshman Address, Yale College Class of 2020
May 21, 2016 Membership in a Community: Speaking, Listening, Finding Common Ground
Baccalaureate Address, Yale College Class of 2016
October 11, 2015 Transcending Boundaries: A New Variation on the Liberal Arts Ideal
Yale-NUS Inaugural Symposium on International Liberal Education
August 29, 2015 Launching a Difficult Conversation
Freshman Address, Yale College Class of 2019
May 16, 2015 Repair the World!
Baccalaureate Address, Yale College Class of 2015
April 30, 2015 The Echoes of History
ROTC President's Review
April 16, 2015 Peering Into the Future: A More Accessible Yale
New Residential Colleges Groundbreaking Ceremony
November 14, 2014 Teamwork, Synthesis, and Impact: Entrepreneurship, the Yale Way
Association of Yale Alumni Assembly 2014
October 14, 2014 Yale: Past, Present, and Future
Founders Day Celebration on the Cross Campus
August 23, 2014 Free Expression at Yale
Freshman Address, Yale College Class of 2018
May 18, 2014 On Gratitude
Baccalaureate Address, Yale College Class of 2014
April 9, 2014 New Haven and Yale: On Common Ground
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
October 13, 2013 Inaugural Address: Our Educational Mission
Presidential Inauguration, Woolsey Hall
August 24, 2013 'Yale and the American Dream'
Freshman Address, Yale College Class of 2017
May 24, 2009 Just Do It
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Convocation Address
August 30, 2008 A Contrarian Education
Freshman Assembly, Yale College Class of 2012
September 1, 2007 The Pursuit of Happiness
Freshman Assembly, Yale College Class of 2011
September 2, 2006 Thinking in New Ways
Freshman Assembly, Yale College Class of 2010
August 27, 2005 Beyond Caricature
Freshman Assembly, Yale College Class of 2009
August 24, 2004 Creative Places
Freshman Assembly, Yale College Class of 2008
August 26, 2003 On Finding Your Passion (Within Reason)
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Matriculation Address