An Optimistic Heart

An Optimistic Heart is a collection of addresses written and delivered by Jeffrey Sean Lehman during his tenure as the eleventh president of Cornell University.  

Cornell published the collection as a single volume in November 2008, together with an essay in which President Lehman reflects on the individual speeches and the process of writing them. 

This web site includes streaming video of President Lehman delivering three of the addresses in their entirety, two sample chapters, and other related information about the book.

To go to President Lehman's web site, click here.

The contents of this website are copyrighted to Jeffrey Sean Lehman.  You are free to make personal noncommercial use of this material, provided you honor the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.  (Click here to learn more.)