Ali, who was part of GMU’s eager audience 17 years ago, had the opportunity to share some of the wisdom that he has gleaned in the time since he graduated. In case you missed the full speech, here are his three key lessons that are just as applicable to new graduates as they are to professionals moving up the corporate ladder.
- If you can imagine it and dream it, you can help others understand. Humanities gives us the creativity to be flexible and adaptable as you navigate this brave new world.
- Understand how history is made and connected. Humanities gives us the skills, determination, and understanding to preserve our great accomplishments.
- Curiosity. Humanities teaches you to leverage your imagination and curiosity to explore, design, feel, love, recover, and respect other ideas.
ICYMI, here’s the selfie Ali took with Dean Boehm-Davis to kick off his speech: