AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Jan 12, 2022
"I will not yield. I will not flinch. I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic. And so the question is, where will the institution of United States Senate stand?"
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Jan 05, 2022
"One year later should be a simple, solemn commemoration of what happened, and a collective unified determination to never let anything like that ever happen again."
Brian Schatz (D)
Brian Schatz (D), Senator, Hawaii
Dec 15, 2021
“Every day, I live with the real threat of spending the rest of my life in jail just because I’m a journalist. When I go home, I have no idea what the future holds, but it’s worth the risk.”
Maria Ressa
Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
Dec 08, 2021
"Energy security, economic development, and affordability imperatives are clearly not receiving enough attention. Until they are, and unless the glaring gaps in the transition strategy are fixed, the chaos will only intensify."
Amin H. Nasser
Amin H. Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco
Dec 01, 2021
"Three messages about the new COVID variant that I want the American people to hear."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Nov 18, 2021
Energy companies need a seat at the table. But if we want that seat—we have to earn it.
Fawaz Bitar
Fawaz Bitar, Chair, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers; Senior Vice President for Health, Safety, Environment and Carbon, BP
Nov 03, 2021
"We do not want that dreaded death sentence. And we have come here today to say, 'Try harder. Try harder.'"
Mia Mottley
Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados
Oct 27, 2021
On the making—and the lasting impact—of one of the first viral YouTube speeches.
Zach Wahls
Zach Wahls, Iowa State Senator
Oct 13, 2021
"Man and Nature need to coexist in harmony. When we take care to protect Nature, Nature rewards us generously; when we exploit Nature ruthlessly, it punishes us without mercy."
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, President, China
Oct 06, 2021
Communicators must expand the definition of their work, take a much more rigorous intellectual approach, and allow a deeper connection between their work and their souls.
David Murray
David Murray, Editor and Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day