fbpx Looking Back: Commencement 2021 | Harvard Kennedy School

As a class of HKS graduates prepared to emerge into the world and from the shadow of a pandemic, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called for an urgent redefinition of the nature of service.

Virtual Graduation Events

HKS recognized the achievements of graduates, as well as faculty members and staff, who have made significant contributions to the HKS community.


Harvard’s virtual graduation ceremony honored the Class of 2020 and conferred their hard-earned degrees.


U.S. Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Dean Doug Elmendorf delivered remarks, followed by a celebration of our students.

If you don't have access to YouTube, you may view the HKS Virtual Graduation Celebration on Panopto

Graduating Student Profiles



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