Harvard Kennedy School Graduates to Receive Diplomas During May 29 Ceremony

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: (617) 495-1115
Date: May 22, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Current and future leaders in public service – from the U.S. and across the globe – will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies May 29 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Class of 2014 is comprised of approximately 585 students, representing 87 countries.
The HKS Class of 2014 includes a Lieutenant in the New York Police Department; a Commander in the US Air Force; a neurosurgeon; a Senior Advisor at the European Union; a Carbon Finance Specialist at the World Bank; a Country Director for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders); a Member of the United Nations Committee against Torture; an Under Secretary of State in Cambodia; a Division Director in the Korean Prime Minister's Office; the Executive Director of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum; and a State Representative from Massachusetts.
Graduate degrees include: Master in Public Administration (MPA); Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID); Master in Public Policy (MPP); Ph.D. in Public Policy; Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government; Ph.D. in Health Policy; and Ph.D. in Social Policy. (All Ph.D. degrees are conferred by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).
The breakdown by program for the HKS Class of 2014:
• Master in Public Administration (MPA), 86
• Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID), 66
• Master in Public Administration (Mid-Career), 204
• Master in Public Policy (MPP), 210
• Ph.D. in Public Policy, 4
• Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 4
• Ph.D. in Health Policy 8
• Ph.D. in Social Policy 3
Commencement ceremonies at Harvard Yard will be held the morning of May 29. A separate Kennedy School diploma ceremony will follow at approximately 12:15 p.m. in JFK Memorial Park. Both ceremonies will be web streamed live on the Harvard Kennedy School website: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/live

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