• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Tribute to Peter Thiel by UFM President Giancarlo Ibárgüen S. (Spanish)
    • Questioning authority
    • , Stanford University
    • , David Sacks and Peter Thiel
    • PayPal
    • Facebook
    • Culture and social cooperation
    • Chess master
    • Executive producer of the film
    • Publications
    • Political debates
    • State intervention in 2009
    • Cites Peter Thiel
  • 05:59    |    
    Presentation of honorary doctoral degree in business to Peter Thiel
  • 07:12.5    |    
    Peter Thiel's address (English)
    • Congratulates the graduating class
    • Time of pessimism in the world
    • Learning from the past
    • Resistance to socialism
    • Importance of intellectual capital
    • Rapidly changing world
    • Words of advice
    • Celebrating accomplishments
  • 12:18    |    
    Final credits

Honorary Doctoral Degree Awarded at November 2009 Commencement

New Media  | 07 de noviembre de 2009  | Vistas: 46

About this video

During the graduation ceremony at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Peter Thiel, cofounder and former president of PayPal, received an honorary doctoral degree in business for his unequivocal commitment to the cause of freedom and his entrepreneurial success.  Thiel addressed the students in the graduating class, urging them to be hopeful and to believe they can make a difference in the world.


Honorary Doctorate Degree during the Graduation Ceremony (November 2009)
Peter Thiel

Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 7, 2009

New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2009
Camera: Mynor de León, Mario Estrada, Joni Vasquez, Manuel Alvarez, Rodrigo Escalante; digital editing: Sergio Miranda; index and synopsis: Daphne Ortiz; content reviser: Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz


American entrepreneur Peter Thiel is the cofounder and former CEO of…