At Brown’s 254th Opening Convocation, Professor Daniel Jordan Smith urged students to listen carefully, seek new perspectives and reject an “us vs. them” mentality to advance and repair the world.

Brown’s 254th Opening Convocation took place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. President Christina H. Paxson officially opened the school year and the keynote address, “So You Want to Change the World?” was delivered by Professor Daniel Jordan Smith.

Watch the Convocation program with President Paxson and Professor Smith.