Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel will cross the Atlantic next May to speak at Harvard’s 368th Commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday.
Merkel will be the principal speaker in the ceremony’s Afternoon Program, which will take place in Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2019.
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Merkel, who is often referred to as the de facto leader of the European Union, has served as the chancellor of Germany since 2005. During her tenure, Merkel — a member of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party — has sought to protect the environment, offered a strong defense of the EU, and worked to address issues of migration. She is the first woman to lead her country.
Merkel has earned significant recognition for her...