The President's Media Gallery
This page contains video, audio, speech texts, and photos from important campus-wide events hosted by the Office of the President.
Op-Ed: In pursuit of a more inclusive university
President Kerwin discusses American University's efforts to promote a more inclusive environment on campus in the latest edition of The Eagle.
November 4, 2015
Interview: AU Becoming More Selective
President Kerwin spoke with the Washington Post about AU's increased selectivity and other recent accomplishments.
October 13, 2015
2015 Welcome Week
AU welcomed the Class of 2019 and celebrated the beginning of the fall semester from August 22-30. Click on the links below to view photo galleries from some of the events.
September 4, 2015
Presentation: Lobbying and the Regulatory Process
President Kerwin discussed federal regulation of lobbying during a presentation that aired on C-SPAN 3. The presentation was part of AU's biannual series on the role of lobbying in Washington.
January 9, 2015
Holiday Video Card
President Kerwin's holiday e-card, "Clawed's Gift, was sent to members of the American University community. It features Clawed Z. Eagle as he helps AU to celebrate the holidays.
December 15, 2014
Performance in "Our War"
President Kerwin narrated a portion of "Our War," a play on the lasting impact of the Civil War. The play was commissioned by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.
May 30, 2014
2014 Video Message Series
President Kerwin reflects on American University's accomplishments over the past year in a series of video messages.
SPA Workshop on Rule-Making
President Kerwin discussed rule-making and public advocacy in a workshop hosted by the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute at the School of Public Affairs.
May 30, 2014Read story
Charge to Graduates - Commencement 2014
President Kerwin issues his charge to graduates during American University's 128th commencement ceremonies.
May 11, 2014
Washington Post Interview
President Kerwin shared leadership lessons in an interview with Washington Post On Leadership contributor Tom Fox.
December 13, 2013
Holiday Video and Service Pledge
Members of the AU community joined President Kerwin on November 12 to kick off the holiday season and pledge service hours for the coming year. Click on the link below to add your service pledge and watch the 2013 holiday video.
December 6, 2013Watch video
Spring Video Message
President Kerwin's spring video message offered highlights of the spring semester, including student award winners, facilities and construction updates, college affordability, and more.
May 7, 2013
Twitter Town Hall
President Kerwin hosted a Twitter Town Hall for AU alumni. The event gave alumni the opportunity to share comments and ask questions about the future of the university.
February 26, 2013
Fall Video Message
President Kerwin issued his fall video message, which includes highlights from the fall semester, including AU's rising academic standing, work of renowned faculty, and physical transformation on campus.
November 19, 2012
President's Circle Dinner
President Kerwin hosted the President's Circle dinner, where he thanked alumni and donors for their generosity. During the event, Kerwin spoke about AU's progress and accomplishments over the past year.
October 18, 2012
Honorary Degree Presentation: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi came to AU to speak to Burmese Americans and accept the honorary degree awarded to her in 1997 when she was under house arrest.
September 20, 2012
AU Night at Nationals Park
Around 1,000 members of the AU community celebrated the university's ongoing partnership with the Washington Nationals. Watch President Kerwin throw out the first pitch before the game.
August 31, 2012
The Class of 2016 joined President Kerwin and AU administration, faculty, and staff to celebrate the start of their AU careers.
August 24, 2012
President's Welcome Video
President Kerwin welcomes the Class of 2016 to campus and highlights some of the many things that make American University a special place to study.
August 23, 2012
|April 30, 2012
||Spring Video (captioned video)
|December 14, 2011
||Holiday Video Card (captioned video)
|November 29, 2011
||Fall Video (captioned video)
|October 20, 2011
||President's Circle Dinner
|September 7, 2011
||Remarks on September 11
|August 26, 2011
||Opening Convocation (photos)
|August 19, 2011
||President's Welcome Video
|May 10, 2011
|December 30, 2010
||Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Lecture
|December 10, 2010
||Holiday Video Card (video)
|November 17, 2010
|October 29, 2010
||Northeast Public Radio Interview
|August 20, 2010
||Opening Convocation 2010
|August 14, 2010
||Fall 2010 Welcome Video
|May 9, 2010
|August 21, 2009
||Opening Convocation 2009
|May 9, 2009
|May 11, 2008
|February 8, 2008
||The Inauguration of Neil Kerwin (speech text)
|July 20, 2007
||The Announcement of Neil Kerwin as AU's 14th President (speech text)