Speeches and Columns

President Gearan

Every year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' President Mark D. Gearan offers the valedictory address at Commencement. Throughout the year he provides the community with updates on the Colleges by way of his column "Lakeviews" in the Pulteney St. Survey.

Addresses Delivered by President Gearan

Columns Written by President Gearan

The Talloires Network Steering Committee: Updates from the Chair, President Mark Gearan

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Gearan Featured in RBJ

Not long after Mark Gearan was named president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he placed a call to George Stephanopoulos, an old friend and colleague from his days working in the White House... More >>


Reform and Compromise in Partisan Politics

In her President's Forum Series talk, "Dysfunction in Washington and Bi-Partisan Politics," Victoria Reggie Kennedy urged the audience, regardless of personal political beliefs, to be open to other perspectives and to participate in the democratic process. "What does a government of the people require?" she asked. "People. The involvement of the people, the knowledge of the people, the participat...  More >>

President's Forum Welcomes Victoria Reggie Kennedy

As the construction of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate moves toward completion, Victoria Reggie Kennedy -- legal strategist, financial attorney, and wife of the late Senator Kennedy -- joined the President's Forum Series with a lecture reflecting on governmental gridlock and bipartisanship. Kennedy's talk, "Dysfunction in Washington and Bi-Partisan Politics," arrived ...  More >>

Talking Politics at HWS President's Forum

With the midterm elections just around corner, a special HWS President's Forum Series program of the "Political Junkie Road Show" presented by "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan and "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin was recently held during Homecoming and Family Weekend. The forum, which covered everything from current events to political history, featured a series of engaging conversations with the...  More >>

Galston Explores Polarized Politics in PFS

"Since 1978, we have been fighting the wars of culture, economics, and foreign policy that redefined the American party system. The polarization that we have today is not about petty or personal things, although it gets very petty and very personal -- it is a debate about political fundamentals," said William A. Galston in his talk during the Hobart and William Smith Colleges President's Forum Se...  More >>

PFS Hosts Policy Expert Galston

In his weekly Politics & Ideas column in the Wall Street Journal, political theorist and writer William A. Galston has recently explored viewpoints on topics ranging from President Barack Obama's foreign policy challenges in the Middle East and Ukraine, inflation and U.S. economic growth, and social security and the standard of living for future generations. On Monday, Sept. 29, the Hobart an...  More >>

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