German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Give 2019 Harvard Commencement Address
“sought to protect the environment, offered a strong defense of the EU, and worked to address issues of migration”
The left just adores Merkel. She has managed to ruin her country in a manner progressives would love to replicate in America.
The Harvard Crimson reports:
Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker
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.
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 achievements; she won the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 and was named TIME’s Person of the Year in 2015. She also topped Forbes’s 2018 list of the world’s most powerful women — a nod to her deep, decades-long involvement in European leadership.
After almost 30 years of political commitment, Merkel announced in October that she will not seek re-election when her term expires in 2021.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in a statement that he is looking forward to welcoming Merkel to Cambridge next spring.
“Over her four terms as Germany’s chancellor, her leadership has done much to shape the course not only of her nation, but also of Europe and the larger world,” Bacow said.
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