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Dr. Amy Gutmann became the eighth president of the University of Pennsylvania on July 1, 2004. In her inaugural address, Gutmann launched the Penn Compact, her vision for making Penn[…]

How are we going to do the next good thing?

Amy Gutmann: We should all be asking ourselves, “How are we going to do the next good thing that we can do? How are we going to do it? Who are we going to ally ourselves with? How are we going to reach out to other people who we are not now aligned with?” Because if we don’t broaden our alliances . . . and if we can’t deliberate with people who disagree with us, we’re not gonna make progress. And if we can, we’re gonna make great progress on all the issues. On immigration, on education. We need to have those kinds of very thoughtful alliances.

Recorded on: 7/5/07