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25th Commencement Ceremony

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Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11:30 am

In addition to honoring an expected 600 graduates, the Open Society Prize 2016 and honorary degrees will be awarded to commemorate the anniversary.

Academic Procession

GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL / Water Music Allegro

Flagbearers

NILOFER KHAN HABIBULLAH / School of Public Policy, India

SARA PENDJER / Department of Legal Studies, Croatia

 Master of Ceremonies

LIVIU MATEI / Provost/Pro-Rector

Order of Academic Procession

Flagbearers

Student Speaker

Alumni Speaker

Doctoral Graduates

Faculty

Deans and Heads of Departments and Programs

Academic Secretary

Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities & Hungarian Affairs

Provost/Pro-Rector

Honored Guests

Honorary Degree Recipients

Members, Board of Trustees

Chairman, Board of Trustees

President and Rector

Opening Remarks

JOHN SHATTUCK / President and Rector

Greetings

LEON BOTSTEIN / Chairman, Board of Trustees

Alumni Speaker

MONICA MACOVEI / Department of Legal Studies ’93, Member of the European Parliament

Student Speaker

NATALIA A. PERAL / Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, Argentina

Degrees and Awards

/ Conferral of Master’s Degrees and Special Programs’ Certificates

/ Conferral of Doctoral Degrees

/ Announcement of Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards and Best Dissertation Awards:

LIVIU MATEI / Provost/Pro-Rector

Conferral of Honorary Degrees

Awarded to GERHARD CASPER, ARPAD GONCZ (posthumously), PATRICIA ALBJERG GRAHAM, MARY PATTERSON MCPHERSON, WILLIAM NEWTON-SMITH, and IVAN SZELENYI

Laudatio and Awarding of Honorary Degrees: JOHN SHATTUCK / President and Rector

Central European University Open Society Prize

Awarded to Medecins Sans Frontieres represented by LAJOS JECS and SYLVIA WAMSER

Screening of short film presenting Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laudatio in honor of the 2016 CEU Open Society Prize and Awarding of Prize: JOHN SHATTUCK / President and Rector

Acceptance Remarks

LAJOS JECS and SYLVIA WAMSER / Medecins Sans Frontieres

Concluding Remarks

JOHN SHATTUCK / President and Rector

Closing

LIVIU MATEI / Provost/Pro-Rector

Recessional

GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL / Water Music Allegro