Harvard Kennedy School

Mexican president Felipe Calderón will give the Commencement address on May 26.

Events begin with the Class of 2010 picnic, on Monday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) courtyard.

The 2010 Class Day awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the JFK Jr. Forum.

The HKS Commencement speaker, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, M.P.A. ’00, will deliver his address on Wednesday, May 26, at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, at a time to be announced. A reception follows the address.

On Commencement day, Thursday, May 27, class pictures will be taken from 7 to 7:30 a.m., before the procession to Harvard Yard for the Morning Exercises. After the exercises, the HKS diploma ceremony will take place in JFK Memorial Park, beginning at 12:15 p.m. A luncheon follows around 2 p.m.

Events for specific programs include:

  • Mason Fellows certificate program reception, on Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m., JFK Jr. Forum.
  • M.P.A. two-year program reception, on Tuesday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m., Malkin Penthouse.
  • M.P.P. program reception, on Tuesday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., Taubman fifth floor.
  • Mid-career program (including Mason Fellows) reception, on Wednesday, May 26, from 5 to 9 p.m., JFK Jr. Forum.
  • M.P.A./I.D. program reception, on Wednesday, May 26. Class skits in Starr Auditorium, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Reception in Malkin Penthouse starting at 5:30.

For more information, visit the Harvard Kennedy School Commencement page.

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