Vladimir Putin

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Dr. Shipley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge: The relations of the highly trained graduate to the business world. The establishment of an Appointments Board at Cambridge by the speaker and Sir Nicholas Shaw. Response to such a Board by the university, and by the magnates of London. Success in placing young men in business careers. The Royal Commission upon which the speaker served before the War and which took evidence on the University training to business. Education as the thing that gives a man the power to take the initiative, power to be resolute, to hang on when other fells fall, and above all, gives him a certain vision. Such traits needed in the world of commerce. Sir Henry Jones, of the University of Glasgow: The cement that keeps the Empire together. The loyalty of the Empire nations, unexpected by the Germans. An illustrative anecdote. The principles of justice, fair-play, respect for personality as the things that act as cement and bind the nations together. The fight for material wealth as that which dissipates rather than binds. Sir Henry Miers, of the University of Manchester: The speaker's recollection of his first visit to Canada, and witnessing the awakening of that spirit of devotion to the Empire which was expressing itself at the time of the first Jubilee processions in London. Laying the foundations of that union between the Mother County and the Dominions which have born such ample fruit in the last few years. The benefits of travelling to see something of the Empire to those who are concerned with mining, agriculture, forestry and everything else, to see for themselves what is being done here, and the pioneer spirit in which the problems are dealt with here. The conference of 1912 in which there was an attempt made to bring together the Universities of the Empire. The speaker's last visit to Canada on the occasion of an international congress; the German's participation in it. Hopes that the mission to the United States will bring the Americans into the great Anglo-Saxon fraternity. Hope and belief that in the future there will be laid academic friendships; that mutual knowledge will be increased; that we will all be able to pull together for the common cause of Anglo-Saxon civilization.