Convocation: David Shipley
Cornerstone Lecture, September 20, 2012
David Shipley gives the 2012 Convocation Address, “Learning to Translate,” on Thursday, September 20 in the PNCA Commons. Shipley is Executive Editor at the Bloomberg View and is the Former Staff Editor at the Op-Ed page at The New York Times.
Convocation, which is from the Latin term for “calling together”, is an annual opportunity for the College’s community of students, faculty, staff and Board Members to come together and mark the beginning of the new academic year.
The annual Convocation address is one of PNCA’s four Cornerstone Lectures, which also include the College’s Homecoming Lecture during Alumni weekend, the Edelman lecture in March, and the Graduation Address given at Commencement in May.
David Shipley joined Bloomberg News as Executive Editor and leads Bloomberg View, an editorial page publishing columns and commentary across all Bloomberg platforms. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Shipley was Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Op-Ed Page Editor for The New York Times. Before taking over the Op-Ed page in 2003, he held several positions at The New York Times, including Op-Ed Page Editor, National Enterprise Editor and Senior Editor for The New York Times Magazine.
Mr. Shipley served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter from 1995-1997. Before that, he was Executive Editor for The New Republic from 1993-1995 in Washington, D.C. and a staff editor at the Op-Ed Page at The New York Times. Mr. Shipley began his career as an assistant editor at Simon and Schuster.
Shipley is a co-author of “SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.” Mr. Shipley graduated from Williams College in 1985. He was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. He currently resides in New York City.