Here's Every Columbia Class Day Speaker We Know (So Far)
Columbia Commencement is right around the corner and with it comes the special school-specific celebrations known as Class Days. #RoarLions2021! During this year's Commencement ceremony, we'll hear from President Lee C. Bollinger on April 30 at 10:30 a.m. during a special live webcast to celebrate our graduates across the university.
But schools across Columbia's campuses will also host ceremonies and special speakers of their own. We're keeping track of those Class Day speakers as they are announced in the running list below. We'll keep the list updated as we hear more!
Ayad Akhtar (SOA'02), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and author of Homeland Elegies, will be the speaker at the School of Art’s virtual recognition of graduates, which will take place online on Friday, April 30 at 12:30 pm.
Award-winning journalist and CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour will deliver the keynote address at this year's Barnard Commencement on Thursday, April 29.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be the Columbia Mailman School’s 2021 Commencement Speaker. She will deliver the keynote address on April 29 and receive the School’s Visionary Leadership Award.
Reuben Jonathan Miller
Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, will be the 2021 commencement speaker on Friday, April 30.