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Find Your Voice As A World Citizen

by Christiane Amanpour - 2008

As I look out at you, my most fervent hope for you is that you find something that sets you on fire, that gives you passion and joy, something that you love and believe in so much that it makes you want to work all day and all night, something that will make you willing to sacrifice, something that instills in you a deep sense of commitment and a sense of mission, something that will eventually demand your courage, your physical, your moral, your emotional courage. And you won’t know when and you don’t yet know how, but you will be called upon to take a stand, to be very brave at least once, maybe several times on the road that you take ahead.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 241-243
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22900, Date Accessed: 5/21/2022 9:24:39 AM

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  • Christiane Amanpour
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    Christiane Amanpour, a foreign correspondent for CNN, is one of the most recognizable journalists on television, known for her authoritative and passionate reporting from around the globe. This essay is adapted from her speech at the University of Michigan’s commencement exercises in 2006, at which she accepted an honorary degree, and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.
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