All-Star 2013 Commencement Speakers

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  • Kerry Washington
  • Cory Booker
  • The Dalai Lama
  • Sanya Richards-Ross
  • Roland Martin
  • Michelle Obama
  • Bill Clinton
  • Marc H. Morial
  • Toni Morrison
  • President Obama
  • Al Sharpton
  • Bill Cosby
  • Dr. Ben Carson
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • President Obama
  • Michelle Obama

The Dalai Lama

In his May 18 address at Tulane University, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, offered a message of hope and unity. “The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently." (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Syracuse University)