AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

EVENTS

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Jan 25, 2023
"I am not leaving because it was hard ... I am leaving because with such a privileged role, comes responsibility. The responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead, and also, when you are not."
Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand
Jan 18, 2023
"Business can't be the only thing that works in this country. We need a government that also works."
Susan P. Clark
Susan P. Clark, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jan 11, 2023
House Democrats will "try to find common ground ... But I also want to make clear that we will never compromise our principles."
Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem Jeffries, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Jan 04, 2023
"I look forward to visiting folks all over the city again and again, this time as your mayor. I have more listening and learning to do. I also have more running to do."
Craig Greenberg
Craig Greenberg, Mayor, Louisville, Kentucky
Dec 22, 2022
"I know that everything depends on us, on Ukrainian armed forces, yet so much depends on the world. So much in the world depends on you."
Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky, President, Ukraine
Dec 14, 2022
"How can we make human rights meaningful again? How to start calling a spade a spade? How to ensure peace for people around the world? How to ensure justice for those affected by the war? How can global solidarity become our passion?"
Oleksandra Matviichuk
Oleksandra Matviichuk, Lawyer, Human Rights Activist
Dec 07, 2022
We are facing unquestionably, undeniably, a food security crisis beyond anything we have seen at least since World War II. And quite frankly it’s going to get a whole lot worse in the next 24 months.
David Beasley
David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Program
Nov 30, 2022
Will it be said that when challenged, we cowered? Or will it be said we were resolute in our insistence on the truth?
Albert Bourla
Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer
Nov 16, 2022
"Our vision of the path to peace—how to actually achieve it."
Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky, President, Ukraine
Nov 02, 2022
"What do you hear in that phrase? ... I hear restless curiosity and tenacious investigation. More than anything, I hear the call that Ben Franklin answered his whole life: The call to meet the moment to make a better future."
Liz Magill
Liz Magill, President, University of Pennsylvania