University of Maryland community,
I am delighted to announce that former Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore will deliver the University’s commencement address on Sunday, May 20, 2018. We will award him a well-deserved honorary doctorate of public service at that time.
After serving in Vietnam, Mr. Gore worked as journalist, uncovering municipal corruption. His desire to fix rather than report led to a 25-year career in national office. He served in the U.S. House and Senate, where he made a special mark in oversight of U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Gore went on to serve as the U.S. Vice President, becoming a very close and influential advisor in the Clinton administration.
When he left office, Mr. Gore became a leading voice in efforts to address climate change. He targeted action at the grassroots level, while marshaling public support through a series of books and deeply influential films, including “An Inconvenient Truth.” These efforts earned him a Nobel Prize, Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy.
Mr. Gore’s ability to “look over the horizon” while mastering the intricacies of action, has made him remarkably effective, both in and out of government. We are honored to welcome Vice President Gore as our Spring Commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate of public service.
Wallace D. Loh
President, University of Maryland
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