Conversations with Honored Guests
Audio Recordings of Talks by Honorary Degree Recipients
Commencement Weekend 2014
“The Road to Adulthood.”
David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist, analyst on PBS NewsHour and frequent guest commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.
“Striving for Excellence.”
Cullen Jones, record-breaking swimmer and four-time Olympic medalist.
“One Entrepreneur's Journey After Amherst.”
Thai Lee ’80, president and CEO of SHI International Corp., a global provider of information technology software, hardware and professional services.
“The Signal and the Noise: Why Predictions Fail in the Era of Big Data.”
Nate Silver, statistician, best-selling author and editor-in-chief of ESPN’s “FiveThirtyEight” blog.
“Making Models, Breaking Models: Art from a Cosmos to a Cup.”
Sarah Sze, contemporary artist and professor at Columbia University School of the Arts.
“From Ibadan to Amherst with Love.”
Jide Zeitlin ’85, trustee emeritus of Amherst College; chair of Coach, Inc.; and founder of The Keffi Group.