Harvard Kennedy School Commencement Day 2008

Graduates hold symbolic globes as they receive their diplomas

June 5, 2008 – Current and future leaders in public service – from the U.S. and across the globe – received their diplomas during commencement ceremonies today at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Harvard Kennedy School’s Class of 2008 is comprised of approximately 590 students, representing 72 countries.

Graduate degrees include: Master in Public Administration (MPA); Master in Public Policy (MPP); Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID); Master in Public Policy & Urban Planning (MPP/UP); and Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government and Ph.D. in Public Policy (conferred by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).

Among this year’s graduating class are many current and former government officials, policy analysts, non-profit leaders, military officers, and public policy advocates. Graduates include several current and former mayors, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, and a current Consul General of Portugal to Boston. 

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Photo of students at commencement ceremonies