University President Christina Paxson and Professor of Anthropology Daniel Jordan Smith urged students to listen carefully, seek new perspectives and reject an “us vs. them” mentality to advance and repair the world.

2017 Convocation Highlights

Brown's 254th Opening Convocation took place on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. President Christina 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.