AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

May 22, 2024
"Listen: If Harriet Tubman ran to freedom, you can run to your destiny! Martin Luther King didn't march for you to get a degree and chill! ... Black folks didn't pick cotton so you could look cute in a black robe!"
Daniel Black
Daniel Black, African American Studies Professor, Clark Atlanta University
Mar 20, 2024
Many of us have been saying for a long time that the world has been trying to transition in fog, without a compass, on a road to nowhere. Consumers increasingly agree, as transition realities bite.
Amin H. Nasser
Amin H. Nasser, CEO, Saudi Aramco
Mar 06, 2024
"What draws you to your favorite song, your favorite book? It's what makes you feel. The seriousness of it. The intensity of it."
Jason Kelce
Jason Kelce, Professional Football Player
Feb 21, 2024
"We don’t anoint kings in this country. We have elections. And Donald Trump, of all people, should know we don’t rig elections."
Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley, Republican Presidential Candidate
Jan 17, 2024
"It has never been more important for the public and private sector to create new connective tissue, because none of these challenges respects borders, they each require collaboration."
Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission
Jan 10, 2024
If Israel wants its Arab neighbors to make the tough decisions necessary to help ensure its lasting security, Israeli leaders will have to make hard decisions themselves.
Antony Blinken
Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, United States of America
Dec 13, 2023
"In unity and solidarity, we will walk the new path that the UAE Consensus has set for the world. … And together, we will secure the future of this beautiful planet for the many generations to come."
Sultan Al Jaber
Sultan Al Jaber, President, Cop28; CEO, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Dec 05, 2023
"I hope I’ve convinced you that polarization poses a risk. I hope I've convinced you that it deserves our attention. I hope I've also made the case that the solution can be bottom up."
Alan Schnitzer
Alan Schnitzer, Chairman & CEO, Travelers
Nov 01, 2023
"You can vigorously oppose Israel's response following the attack on their people, but still be vigorously opposed to terrorism, Hamas, anti-Semitism, and hate in all of its forms."
Kathy Hochul
Kathy Hochul, Governor, New York
Oct 11, 2023
"For 75 years, Israel has stood as the ultimate guarantor of security of Jewish people around the world so that the atrocities of the past could never happen again. And let there be no doubt: The United States has Israel’s back."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America