Public event

MPP, MIA and PhD graduation 2017

On Friday, 2 June we will celebrate the success of the Class of 2017 at the Graduation Ceremony. Students from the Master of Public Policy Programme and the Doctoral Programme in Governance, as well as the first graduates of the Master of International Affairs, will receive their diplomas.

We are pleased to announce that the graduation ceremony will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin (Großer Saal) on 2 June 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Join us afterwards for a reception at the Hertie School.

We are honoured to welcome Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of the Central European University in Budapest, as the commencement speaker. Ignatieff will address the importance of academic freedom. Hertie School President Helmut K. Anheier, MPP and MIA Director Mark Hallerberg, PhD Director Michaela Kreyenfeld and elected students will also speak.

A livestream will be available on our website.

Michael Ignatieff is President and Rector of CEU. Prior to that, he served as Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. An international commentator on contemporary issues of democracy, human rights, and governance and a Canadian citizen, Ignatieff is also an award-winning writer, teacher, former politician, and historian with a deep knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe. Ignatieff received his doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at Kings College, Cambridge, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. He served in the Canadian Parliament and was Leader of the Liberal Party. His books include Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (2001), The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004), and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013).

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