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Commencement speaker Leymah Gbowe

This conversation is directed at the young and not so young leaders in this room. This conversation is directed at those watching online, to the young women in Africa, to the children of immigrants in the US, to anyone trapped by poverty, war, oppression, and violence, and to anyone who has had a crazy dream.

Ms. Leymah Gbowee Commencement Address
Aliso Viejo, California | 24 May 2019

Archived Speeches

2018 Commencement Address by Ms. Susi Snyder, Nuclear Disarmament Programme Manager for the Netherlands-based peace organization PAX (May 25, 2018).

2017 Commencement Address by Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the Co-Director of the doctoral program in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate School.

2015 Undergraduate Commencement Address by Ms. Jody Williams, Nobel Prize Laureate and human rights activist (May 22, 2015).

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