Stanford is near to my heart, not least because I live just a mile and a half from here. Of course, if my accent hasn’t given it away, for the first part of my life I had to admire this place from a distance. I went to school on the
Hello, good morning, class of 2019. Thank you so much for having me. It is an incredible honor to stand here before you today. Thank you to the faculty, to the guests, the families, and to all the gorgeous students among us who are beyond the shadow of a doubt,
Harvard, what’s up?! What’s up?! Graduates, faculty, class marshals, President Faust, Dean Khurana, honored guests, parents, confused tourists, friends, bored siblings and other family members, thank you so much for having me here today and Congratulations to all of you, particularly the class of 2016 and congratulations to the parents.
Being here with you brings back a flood of memories. I remember the first time I arrived on campus as an incoming law student in the fall of 1969 wearing my bell-bottoms, driving a beat up old car with a mattress tied to the roof. I had no idea what
So, first of all, thank you very much for having me here at the Inspire Series. It’s worked dramatically, I’m already inspired to be addressing this really August intellectual gathering of people from Harvard, a place that my mother thought I will never reach. But you know what, lot of