The not-presidential candidate spoke to Harvard’s graduating class, encouraging them to embrace “freedom, openness, and global community.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and possible future presidential candidate, laid out his global vision of the world’s future while speaking at Harvard’s commencement ceremony on Thursday.
“This is the struggle of our time: the forces of freedom, openness, and global community against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism, and nationalism; forces for the flow of knowledge, trade, and immigration against those who would slow them down,” Zuckerberg said.
The Facebook founder proudly declared that the most popular identifier amongst millennials in a recent study was “citizen of the world.”
“The great arc of human history bends toward people coming together in ever-greater numbers from tribes to cities to nations to achieve things that we could not on our own,” he said.
Zuckerberg named the fight against climate change and disease as global fights.
At times, he sounded more like a political candidate on the soapbox than a successful businessman inspiring students.
Framing the struggle between nationalism and globalism as a worldwide struggle, Zuckerberg proposed strengthening local communities so that they can participate in a global community.
Zuckerberg has taken steps in recent months that indicate a desire to seek public office.
For instance, he met this week with U.S. military personnel in a campaign-style roundtable.
Zuck meets the troops pic.twitter.com/Jt5HscFEJa
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