• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Introduction by UFM Secretary General Ricardo Castillo (Spanish)
  • 01:48.5    |    
    Peter Thiel's address (English)
    • Catastrophic experiments in the twentieth century
    • Challenge concerning liberty and freedom
    • History dominated over individuals
    • Defending Milton Friedman
    • Courage and hope
  • 05:48    |    
    Final credits

Peter Thiel’s Speech during the Academic Distinctions Ceremony (November 2009)

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Peter Thiel, cofounder and former CEO of PayPal, shares some of his thoughts with UFM honor graduates at a special ceremony the day before graduation. Thiel comments on the catastrophic experiments that occurred in the twentieth century and the challenges facing those concerned with liberty and freedom. He ends by reminding this group of new professionals to be courageous and hopeful and to remember that they as individuals can make a difference in the world.


Peter Thiel's Speech during the Academic Distinctions Ceremony (November 2009)
Peter Thiel

Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marrroquín
Guatemala, November 6, 2009

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2009
Camera: Mario Estrada, Mynor de León, Manuel Alvarez, Joni Vasquez; 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…