Madeleine Albright’s Commencement Speech at Scripps College Offers a Lesson in Moral Finitude, as Reported by the Los Angeles Times

Madeleine Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State under the Clinton administration, addressed graduating seniors at Scripps College’s commencement on May 14, 2016, regarding the importance of expanding one’s views in a world grown increasingly complex and fractured, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Albright’s commencement speech emphasized the necessity for open discussion of important issues, amid some student and faculty disappointment in her selection as the Class of 2016’s commencement speaker. Speaking to more than 600 people, Albright urged the audience gathered on Elm Tree Lawn on campus to probe deeply into all perspectives on tough issues “so that we are not defined primarily by what keeps us apart.”