Ohio Governor John R. Kasich will deliver the graduation address to the Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2018. “Governor Kasich is a truly committed public servant who has gained respect from citizens and colleagues on both sides of the political aisle over a long and distinguished career,” Dean Douglas Elmendorf said.

John Lewis named Harvard Commencement speaker

US. Rep. John Lewis, a Civil Rights leader who has represented Georgia’s 5th District for more than 30 years, will speak at the Afternoon Program of Commencement on May 24.

“For more than 50 years, John Lewis has dedicated himself to the ideals of equality and decency, standing up for what is right, even when it meant putting himself in harm’s way,” said Harvard President Drew Faust.

Watch Dean Douglas Elmendorf's 2017 address
In his remarks, Dean Douglas Elmendorf outlined five values for public leaders.