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Commencement History

Essay: "The Feast of Reason and the Flow of Soul" A history of Commencement at Emory 

Ceremony Archives

Andrew Young

174th Commencement - May 13, 2019

(Speaker: Ambassador Andrew Young)
Document:
2019 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Michael Dubin

173rd Commencement - May 14, 2018

(Speaker: Michael Dubin)
Document:
2018 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Natasha Trethewey

172nd Commencement - May 8, 2017

(Speaker: Natasha Trethewey)
Document:
2017 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

William H. Foege

171st Commencement - May 9, 2016

(Speaker: William H. Foege)
Document:
2016 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Salman Rushdie

170th Commencement - May 11, 2015

(Speaker: Salman Rushdie)
Document:
2015 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Congressman John Lewis

169th Commencement - May 12, 2014

(Speaker: Congressman John Lewis)
Document:
2014 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Rita Dove

168th Commencement - May 13, 2013

(Speaker: Rita Dove)
Document:
 2013 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Dr. Ben Carson

167th Commencement - May 14, 2012

(Speaker: Dr. Ben Carson)
Document:
2012 Commencement Program (PDF)
Document: 2012 Keynote Transcript (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Janet Napolitano

166th Commencement - May 9, 2011

(Speaker: Janet Napolitano)
Document:
2011 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Arnold Schwarzenegger

165th Commencement - May 10, 2010

(Speaker: Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Collection:
2010 Highlights, Awardee Videos, and Stories
Document:
2010 Commencement Program (PDF)
Newspaper: 
Special edition Emory Report (PDF)
Video: Schwarzenegger keynote address (YouTube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Vicente Fox

164th Commencement - May 11, 2009

(Speaker: Vicente Fox)
Collection:
2009 Highlights, Awardee Videos and Stories
Document:
2009 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Fox keynote address (YouTube)

Bernie Marcus

163nd Commencement - May 12, 2008

(Speaker: Bernie Marcus)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Document:
2008 Commencement Program (PDF)

Paul Farmer

162nd Commencement - May 14, 2007

(Speaker: Paul Farmer)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Marion Wright Edelman

161st Commencement - May 15, 2006

(Speaker: Marian Wright Edelman)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Tom Brokaw

160th Commencement - May 16, 2005

(Speaker: Tom Brokaw)

Mary Robinson

159th Commencement - May 10, 2004

(Speaker: Mary Robinson)

Seamus Heaney

158th Commencement - May 12, 2003

(Speaker: Seamus Heaney)

Alfred Uhry

157th Commencement - May 13, 2002

(Speaker: Alfred Uhry)

Multiple Speakers

156th Commencement - May 14, 2001

(Speakers:  Deborah E. Lipstadt, Bradley Currey Jr., Elias Chacour, Richard J. Goldstone, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault)

George Mitchell

155th Commencement - May 15, 2000

(Speaker: George Mitchell)

Robert Reich

154th Commencement - May 12, 1999

(Speaker: Robert Reich)

Dalai Lama

153rd Commencement - May 11, 1998

(Speaker: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama)
Text/Images:
Transcript of H.H. Dalai Lama's Commencement Address