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Commencement Archives

Tulane University commencement exercises have a long history of noteworthy keynote speakers:

Tim Cook (2019 video)

Jesmyn Ward (2018 video)

Helen Mirren (2017 video)

Hoda Kotb (2016 video)

Maya Rudolph (2015 video)

Wynton Marsalis (2014 video)

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (2013 video)

Lisa Jackson (2012 video)

Thomas Friedman (2011)

Anderson Cooper (2010)

Ellen DeGeneres (2009 video)

James Carville (transcript) and Mary Matalin (transcript) (2008)

Brian Williams (2007)

President George H. W. Bush and President William J. Clinton (2006 video)

Michael Lewis (2005)

John Breaux (2004)

David Halberstam (2003)

William Safire (2002)

Marian Wright Edleman (2001)

Walter Isaacson (2000)

Cokie Roberts

Janet Reno

Art Buchwald

Vernon Jordan

Ralph Nader

Andrew Young

Tom Brokaw

Norman Cousins

Dr. Michael DeBakey

Thomas Foley

Lewis Powell

Hon. Corinne "Lindy" Boggs