Talks by the President

Report to the Council (pdf)
2018 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, April 27, 2018
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Report to the Council (pdf)
2017 ACLS Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD, May 12, 2017
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Commencement Address
Indiana University Bloomington
May 5, 2017

Report to the Council (pdf)
2016 ACLS Annual Meeting
Arlington, VA, May 6, 2016
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Introductory Remarks
Buddhist Studies Today
Symposium celebrating the first Dissertation Fellows of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, July 7, 2015

Report to the Council (pdf)
2015 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2015
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Report to the Council (pdf)
2014 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2014
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Report to the Council (pdf)
2013 ACLS Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD, May 11, 2013

The Humanities, Without Apologies
Drescher Center for the Humanities
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
September 19, 2012

Your Life of Learning
Commencement Address
Elizabethtown College
May 19, 2012

Report to the Council (pdf)
2012 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 11, 2012

Report to the Council (pdf)
2011 ACLS Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, May 6, 2011

Of Storms, Frontiers, and Master Plans: Claims for the Future of Higher Education
Forum on the Humanities and the Public World
The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
University of California, Berkeley
April 6, 2011,/p>

Report to the Council (pdf)
2010 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 7, 2010

Report to the Council (pdf)
2009 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2009

Testimony Submitted to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, US House of Representatives, Regarding FY10 Funding for the Endowment for the Humanities, on behalf of the National Humanities Alliance (pdf)
Washington, DC, April 23, 2009

Conferral of Honorary Degree and Address
Bates College Commencement
May 26, 2008

Report to the Council (pdf)
2008 ACLS Annual Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA, May 9, 2008

Many Great Societies, One Small World
National Chengchi University
Taipei, Taiwan
March 27, 2008

An Investment in Value: Support for Research in the Humanities
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
March 24, 2008

A New Starr in Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
October 18, 2007

2007 Report to the Council
2007 ACLS Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 11, 2007

Insurmountable Opportunities: Liberal Education in a Changing Climate
University of Richmond
August 23, 2006

Going Forward
ACLS/Association of American Universities Humanities Convocation: "Reinvigorating the Humanities"
Philadelphia, PA May 12, 2006

2006 Report to the Council
2006 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 11, 2006

Academic Governance and Academic Freedom
Colgate University
February 16, 2006

Made in the US/Made in China: Imagining the Future of China Studies
Fairbank Center 50th Anniversary Conference
Harvard University
December 9, 2005

The Humanities without Apology
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
November 16, 2005

2005 Report to the Council
2005 ACLS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, May 6, 2005

Civility and its Discontents: Public Discourse and the Humanities
College of Humanities Dean's Forum
Ohio State University
April 27, 2005

Diversity and the Ph.D
National Advisory Committee
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
February 10, 2005

The Liberal Arts at Home and at Work
Clarke Center Celebrates 10 Years of Public Affairs Programming
The Clarke Center
Dickinson College
November 30, 2004

Fellows and Fellowships: Supporting Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
A German-American Dialogue on the Future of the University
The Institute for German Cultural Studies, Cornell University, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, November 13, 2004

Exotic Asia/Global Asia: Asian Studies in the 21st Century
Year of Asia, 2004-2005
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
September 22, 2004

On Synthetic Technologies: the Book, the University, the Internet
American Association of University Presses
Vancouver, British Columbia, June 27, 2004

Revitalizing Humanities: Expanding the Vision of Liberal Education
American Association of Colleges & Universities
Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, January 23, 2004

Immodest Proposals
Remarks prepared for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Chicago, IL, December 2, 2003