Though I have had the privilege of hearing many high level leaders speak, there are just a few that left me with a sense of authentic and committed passion for their purpose at hand. John Sexton’s infectious love of education was the very reason I was behind my daughter 100% for her enrollment in NYUAD.
Sexton is definitely one of the educational warriors of our time. His passion and drive for releasing boundaries in the world is evident when he speaks about the role NYUAD plays in the Middle East, the idea that it can and most certainly does, influence yet honor a culture that can be quite misunderstood by our western society. His mission to create global leaders is not just a sparkling nuance of a thought but a necessity in today’s world of the fallen intellect.
It is not surprising to me that a vote of no confidence came about through FAS, merely because change highlights our attachments, our edges of discomfort and the fear that we might no longer be what we believe we are. But this is the blessing that John Sexton has given NYU, growth globally, change locally and an undying and unwavering love of education.