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Pierce Brosnan gives Dickinson College graduation address (video)

21-May-2019 • Actor News

If you want to save the world, you don’t need to be James Bond, Pierce Brosnan told the 2019 graduating class at Dickinson College in Carlisle on Sunday.

“As someone who has saved the world a few times, or at least played someone who has,” said the former James Bond actor, and environmental activist. “I’d like to offer you a bit of advice…Our world doesn’t need a Bond. Our world doesn’t need a lone hero, out to solve things solo. We need people from different disciplines and walks of life who are willing to work together, who can rely on one another, who can push forward, united.”

Speaking to nearly 600 graduates on the tree-shaded courtyard off West High Street in Carlisle, Brosnan said our planet is facing threats from rising sea levels to ocean acidification and polluted cities to wildlife loss. And our society also is struggling with growing economic inequality, he said, testing our democracy and the notion that through hard work anyone can find fulfillment.

The world doesn’t need a hero with a license to kill, Brosnan said.

“We need people who can create,” he said. “Our world needs you.”

Brosnan provided the commencement address at the historic private liberal arts college after he was presented with an honorary degree for his work protecting whales and marine life with the National Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group.


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