Christo Grozev ('95) at Commencement 2022: 'Honor the truth and follow your dreams with dignity and passion''

Christo Grozev (’95) who is a graduate of the first AUBG class and founder of the university radio AURA was the keynote speaker at the Commencement Ceremony 2022. He serves as Chairman of the Management Board and Executive director of Bellingcat, an award-winning open-source and investigative journalism platform headquartered in Amsterdam. Before taking the CEO role, Christo for many years served as director of special investigations and lead Russia investigator for Bellingcat. Christo was awarded the European Prize for investigative journalism in 2019 for his investigation into the Skripal poisoners, and two Emmys for investigative journalism and outstanding research for his team’s identification of the poisoners of Alexei Navalny.

We are republishing Christo's compelling speech, where he talks about his transformative years at AUBG, the power of critical thinking and the importance of "discerning [truth's] contours in the prolific fog of untruths."