Speeches and Statements

Christine Legarde

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde comes to GW

October 07, 2013
In introductory remarks, George Washington President Steven Knapp highlighted Ms. Lagarde’s years of experience, honoring her for being the first woman in the IMF’s 67-year history elected to lead the organization.

Freshman Day of Service

September 09, 2013
At the Charles E. Smith Center, the class of 2017 was welcomed by GW President Steven Knapp, Provost Steven Lerman and leaders from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Elliott School of International Affairs and the School of Public Health and Health Services.
Move-In Day 2013

GW Move-In Day 2013

August 26, 2013
President Steven Knapp and volunteers from the GW community helped approximately 3,800 students move in this weekend. More than 7,000 students will be living on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campuses this academic year.

A Message from Steven Knapp

April 19, 2013
In a letter to the George Washington community, President Knapp joins leaders from universities across the country to stress the importance of comprehensive immigration reform.

Message from President Steven Knapp on the Passing of Former George Washington University President Lloyd Elliott

January 07, 2013
As we begin the new year, I have the sad duty of informing you that the 14th president of the George Washington University, Dr. Lloyd Hartman Elliott, passed away earlier today at the age of 94.
President Steven Knapp

GW Museum Groundbreaking

October 22, 2012

President Steven Knapp gives brief remarks at the GW Museum groundbreaking.

President Steven Knapp

2012 Faculty Assembly

October 02, 2012
President Steven Knapp participates in the 2012 Faculty Assembly. Remarks begin around the 3 minute mark.
President Steven Knapp

A Celebration of Science Panel: “STEM Education and Job Prospects for Young Investigators”

October 01, 2012
President Steven Knapp gives remarks about the importance of science and engineering.

2012 Freshman Day of Service and Convocation

September 09, 2012

President Steven Knapp gives remarks at the 2012 Freshman DAy of Service and Convocoation.  Remarks begin around the 16 minute mark.

2012 Commencement Charge

May 20, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen: I now have the honor of welcoming our new graduates to the lifelong and worldwide community of George Washington University alumni. 

Colleges and Universities: Doing More with Less

May 02, 2012

Milken Institute 2012 Global Conference Panel “Colleges and Universities: Doing More with Less”

CGIU at GW Opening Plenary: The Power of Public Service

April 05, 2012
Steven Knapp gives remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative University at GW.

GW Celebrates Namesake on 280th Birthday

February 23, 2012

Community members participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Mount Vernon Estate before lighting a bonfire on University Yard in the first president’s honor.

President Knapp Speaks to Rotarians

January 19, 2012
Emphasizes GW’s roles in research, job creation and diversification of economy.

Virginia Science and Technology Campus Celebrates 20 Year

October 13, 2011

President Steven Knapp gives his remarks as the Virginia Science and Technology Campus celebrates 20 years of innovative research, education and corporate partnerships in Loudoun County, Va.

GW Faculty Assembly 2011

October 04, 2011
President Knapp, Provost Lerman outline vision for GW at Faculty Assembly. Knapp starts his speech at the 5:50 mark.

A Message from the President

September 12, 2011

It is hard to believe that three months have passed since New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at our Commencement on the National Mall and paid tribute to the new commitment to service that grew

President Knapp

2011 Freshman Convocation

September 11, 2011
The academic year officially starts with Freshman Convocation, a time-honored university tradition.

Student Veterans of America National Conference

September 07, 2011
Thank you, Brian, for the introduction and also for all you’re doing to further the cause on our campus and also nationally. We’re very proud of our veterans and the role that they’re playing on our campus and beyond.
President Knapp hand shake

Textile Museum Announcement

July 26, 2011
Today I’m delighted to announce a new partnership that will bring the world-renowned collections of the Textile Museum to George Washington’s Foggy Bottom Campus.