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Class of 2022 | Harvard Chan School Convocation [Video]

Class of 2022 | Harvard Chan School Convocation

The in-person program will feature remarks from Dean Michelle Williams; keynote speaker Mamphela Ramphele; a graduating student speaker; and Trishan Panch, president of the Harvard Chan School Alumni Association. Graduates from the Class of 2022 will be presented individually.

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About our keynote speaker:

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman, and political thought leader.

Dr. Ramphele was co-founder of The Black Consciousness Movement with Steve Biko that reignited the struggle for freedom in South Africa. She is co-founder of ReimagineSA and co-president of The Club of Rome.

She has received numerous national and international awards acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in promoting the empowerment of women, youth, and other oppressed people in South Africa and globally.

She is the author of several books and publications on socio-economic issues in South Africa.

Ceremony order:


Acknowledgement of Native Land and Peoples
Elizabeth Solomon
Director of Administration
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Member of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag 

Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty 

Student Speech
Sumantra Monty Ghosh  
Master of Public Health  

Convocation Address
Mamphela Ramphele  
Activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman, and political thought leader  

Alumni Greetings
Trishan Panch 
President, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association  

Announcement of Awards
Jane Kim 
Dean for Academic Affairs  

Announcement of Degree Candidates
Maritza Hernandez
Associate Dean for Student Services 

Biological Sciences in Public Health 
Flaminia Catteruccia  

John Quackenbush  

Environmental Health 
Douglas Dockery  

Albert Hofman  

Global Health and Population 
Marcia Castro  

Health Policy and Management 
Arnold Epstein  

Immunology and Infectious Diseases 
Sarah Fortune  

Molecular Metabolism 
Brendan Manning  

Frank Hu  

Population Health Sciences 
Eric Rimm  

Social and Behavioral Sciences 
David Williams  

Doctor of Public Health
Richard Siegrist  

Presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty 

Closing Remarks
Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty  


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