Speeches

September 21, 2009
Thank you, Ann. It’s an honor to be here with you all this morning; thank you for that warm welcome....
August 21, 2009
I’m here to ask you to join one team and help us reach one goal. One goal: To change the lives...
June 16, 2009
Everyone remembers a teacher they had at school who inspired them. Everyone remembers a teacher ...
May 13, 2009
Three Pillars of Impact Ahlan wa sahlan…welcome to Jordan. It’s great to see so many of you; than...
April 23, 2009
Leila’s Lesson It’s great to be celebrating Earth Day with so many inspiring leaders…so many amba...
April 22, 2009
Thank you, Nita for those kind words. And a special hello to the fourth graders of Ben Goldberg’s...
March 17, 2009
Sayeedna, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests… Thank you, President Cavaco-Silva. It is an...
December 16, 2008
Thank you, Aase Two years ago, I met a girl named Maha, from a village in Yemen. In her world,...
September 28, 2008
Eight years ago, with an eye to our own future and a belief that this could be the moment humanity w...
September 26, 2008
You can't write your own name or that of your child. You started work, not at 16, 18 or 21, but a...
September 24, 2008
"Good afternoon everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with you all in such a wonderful setting; and thank...
June 07, 2008
"Thank you, Julian, for your kind words, and for all your hard work at the helm of GAVI. And to Alis...
May 20, 2008
"You know, I couldn’t help but notice when I was preparing for this conference: If you Google “Jo...
May 08, 2008
"Over 1000 participants today. Representation of all continents. Membership of more than 1500 compan...
April 12, 2008
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah Taped Message Seeds of Compassion Seattle, USA April 12, 200...
April 06, 2008
Victor Hugo once called Paris “an immense hospitality.” Cole Porter sang that Paris is a “timeless t...
November 29, 2007
"Thank you Minister Genscher for your kind words. I will do my best to live up to the noble spirit o...
November 01, 2007
"I am pleased to be here with fellow board members of the United Nations Foundation as we announce a...