University of Southern California

Office of the President

C. L. Max Nikias

Speeches & Articles

Los Angeles Biotech Summit
Remarks accompanied by an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2015

Annual Faculty Address
The Value of College Education
February 2015

What will the Future of Education Look Like? Originally published on Jan. 24, 2015 on Agenda, a online publication of the World Economic Forum

The Human Health Renaissance: USC’s Duties, Dreams, and Destiny
October 9, 2014

NCAA Compliance Meeting for Incoming Student-Athletes
September 2, 2014

Judge Robert Maclay Widney Statue Unveiling
August 29, 2014

New Student Convocation
August 21, 2014

President and Mrs. Nikias Host the Trojan Family
May 1, 2014

Annual Address to Faculty
February 10 & 11, 2014

New Student Convocation
January 10, 2014

Phi Kappa Psi Scholarship Awards Dinner
October 28, 2013

2013 USC Trojan Family Weekend Address
October 25, 2013

“Online Education Revolution—Hype and Reality”
Los Angeles World Affairs Council
October 15, 2013

Remarks at USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity Gala
October 3, 2013

New Student Convocation Remarks
August 22, 2013

Remarks at Veterans Appreciation Dinner
March 26, 2013

Annual Address to Faculty
February 13 & 14, 2013

2012 Widney Society Gala
November 1, 2012

Remarks at Inaugural Symposium
USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
September 24, 2012

Remarks at University-Wide Board of Councilors Reception
September 12, 2012

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony
September 5, 2012

Remarks at USC’s 129th Annual Commencement
May 11, 2012

Reception for University Professor Manuel Castells
2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize Recipient
May 3, 2012

Eulogy for Ying Wu and Ming Qu
April 18, 2012

Remarks to the USC Intersorority and Interfraternity Parents Council
March 22, 2012

“All Roads Lead to Southern California”
Brookings Institution Global Cities Initiative
March 21, 2012

“You Can’t Export American Universities”
February 27, 2012

“The Flame of Memory”
Memorial Ceremony at Yad Vashem
February 24, 2012

Annual Address to the USC Faculty
February 8 & 9, 2012

“Now, More Than Ever, a Need for Bold Ambition”
The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 30, 2011

“A Global Community with a Global Mission”
USC Global Conference, Hong Kong
October 14, 2011

Memorial for John R. Hubbard
October 7, 2011

2011 USC Good Neighbors Campaign Kickoff
September 28, 2011

Campaign Announcement Celebration
September 16, 2011

9/11 Remembrance
September 11, 2011

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership Awards Ceremony
September 9, 2011

Remarks at NCAA Athletic Compliance Meeting for Student-Athletes
September 8, 2011

New Student Convocation Remarks
August 18, 2011

Hebrew Union College Commencement Remarks
May 16, 2011

37th Annual Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Gala
March 4, 2011

Annual Address to the USC Faculty (text and video)
February 8 & 9, 2011

An Open Letter to USC Students regarding Substance Abuse
January 26, 2011

“The Destined Reign of Troy” (text and video)
Inaugural Address
October 15, 2010

Trojan Parents Weekend Address
October 1, 2010

“No Easy Path to Greatness”
NCAA Athletic Compliance Meeting for Incoming Student-Athletes
September 8, 2010

“Opportunity at the Intersection of the Pacific Century and the Biological Century”
President’s Special Address to the Health Sciences
August 25, 2010

“USC: A Place of Innovation”
Address to Doctoral Students and Postdocs
August 24, 2010

“The Six Literacies: What Every Student Should Know”
New Student Convocation
August 19, 2010

NCAA Compliance Speech to Athletic Coaches
NCAA Athletic Compliance Meeting for Coaches and Staff
August 18, 2010

Remarks to the 2010 USC Football Team
August 3, 2010

“Elements of America’s Renaissance”
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 12, 2009

“Beyond the Ivory Towers: On Tomorrow’s American Research University” (text and video)
31st Annual Earl V. Pullias Lecture
January 22, 2009

“Attracting Foreign Students to America Offers More Advantages”
The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 7, 2008

“Can You Afford Not to Attend College?”
Los Angeles Daily News
June 19, 2008

“America the Unconventional”
On American Innovation
March 25, 2008

“The Arts and the Grand Democratic Discussion”
Japan Times
January 26, 2007

“Faculty Diversity”
The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 29, 2006

“Revaluing the Arts and Humanities”
San Francisco Chronicle
June 25, 2006

Provost’s Installation Remarks
September 22, 2005