Congratulations Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2018!

May 24, 2018

“Here at Harvard you’ve been well trained. You must lead,” Representative John Lewis told Harvard University graduates during his commencement address, "It’s your time, it’s your calling.”

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Courageous leadership was a theme throughout commencement week as Harvard Kennedy School celebrated graduates. HKS Dean Douglas Elmendorf called upon graduates to “have the courage to stand up for what you think is right, have the courage also to search for error in your truth.” Governor John Kasich reminded them that “there is a price to pay for standing up. But when you do stand up, you go down in…the minds of people around you as a hero."

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These are principles which Harvard Kennedy School graduates exemplify. The Center for Public Leadership is particularly proud to recognize the CPL fellows and leadership development cohort members who were honored for their individual contributions to the Harvard Kennedy School community: 

Ellen S. Raphael MPP 1982 Award:
Laura White, Dubin Leadership Field Experience 2017, MPP 2018

Prize for Outstanding Policy Analysis Exercise:
Patricia Florescu, Rubenstein Fellow 2016, MPP 2018

Barbara Jordan Award for Women's Leadership:
Sahar Ali Dar, Leadership Development Cohort 2017, Dubin Leadership Field Experience 2018, MPA 2018

Manuel C Carballo Memorial Prize:
Maggie Salinger, Leadership Development Cohort 2016, Dubin Leadership Field Experience 2018, MPP 2018

Frederick Fischer Memorial Prize:
Rachel Lipson, Rubenstein Fellow 2016, MPP 2018
Noah Stern, Rubenstein Fellow 2016, George Fellow, MPP 2018

Taubman Center Urban Prize:
Aliya Bhatia, Sheila C. Johnson Fellow 2018, MPP 2018

Raymond Vernon Award for Commitment to International Development:
Carolyn Fallert, Rubenstein Fellow 2016, George Fellow 2018, MPA/ID 2018

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching:
Asset Abdualiyev, Leadership Development Cohort 2018, MC/MPA 2018

Donald K. Price Award:
Sahar Ali Dar, Leadership Development Cohort 2017, Dubin Leadership Field Experience 2018, MPA 2018

Lucius N. Littaur Fellows Award:
Dina H. Sherif, Emirates Leadership Initiative Fellow, MC/MPA 2018

Eric Yankah Award:
Asset Abdualiyev, Leadership Development Cohort 2018, MC/MPA 2018

Raymond & Josephine Vernon Award:
May Sabe Phyu, Gleitsman Fellow, MC/MPA 2018
Gunjan Veda, Leadership Development Cohort 2017, Dubin Leadership Field Experience 2018, MC/MPA 2018

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