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Georgetown Celebrates 2013 Commencement Weekend

May 16-19, 2013

May 19, 2013 – Speakers during Georgetown’s nine commencement ceremonies encouraged the more than 5,000 graduates to continue to feed their curiosities, have empathy for those in need and be fearless with challenges they may face.

Prominent Speakers

President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskatiė asked the graduates of the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) to embrace challenges and responsibility going into their careers during Saturday afternoon's commencement ceremony.

“You need to have courage and responsibility to make a difference, no matter how hard, especially in politics, or unpopular they are,” Grybauskatiė said. “You can correct mistakes, what you cannot correct is missed opportunities in your life.”