Audio Recordings

Talks by Honorary Degree Recipients • Commencement Weekend • May 19, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaking at a podium in Johnson Chapel

“Writing Fiction and Performing Citizenship.” 
Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, acclaimed author and speaker on issues of race and gender, and leader of Nigeria’s Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop.

Danielle S. Allen speaking at a microphone

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“Cuz: On Writing Memoir and Trying to Change the World.” 
Talk by classicist and political theorist Danielle S. Allen, the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. 

Morris Dees

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“One Nation with Liberty and Justice for All.” 
Talk by civil rights activist Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Sherri Wasserman Goodman ’81

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“Environmental and Climate Security for the 21st Century.”
Talk by environmental security advocate Sherri Wasserman Goodman ’81, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Initiative and former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense.

Kellie Elisabeth Jones 81 speaking at podium

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Women and the Dreamwork”
Talk by art historian and curator Kellie Elisabeth Jones ’81, associate professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. 

Philip Landrigan speaking at a microphone

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Human Health in a Changing Global Environment.” 
Talk by Philip J. Landrigan, professor of environmental medicine and pediatrics and dean for global health in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

About the Honorees