• Margot Gill with Mongolian delegation in the Wadsworth House parlor

    Greeting foreign government officials

    The Mongolian Minister of Education, Culture, and Science visits the Marshal's Office

  • Divinity School Dean David Hempton meets with a delegation from Indonesia

    International Visitors

    Divinity School Dean David Hempton meets with a visiting delegation from Indonesia

  • The University Marshal greets the President and First Lady of Iceland

    Hosting Heads of State

    Margot Gill greets the President and First Lady of Iceland at Wadsworth House

  • The First Lady on a tour with Tara Benedict from the University Marshal's Office

    Hosting Visiting Dignitaries

    Tara Benedict of the Marshal's Office gives a tour to the First Lady of Kenya

  • The United Board Fellows with Margot Gill outside of Wadsworth House

    Welcoming visitors from around the world

    Margot Gill with the 2018 United Board Fellows outside of Wadsworth House

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First Lady of Costa Rica

April 10, 2019

The First Lady of Costa Rica, Claudia Dobles, visited the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) to discuss her country's efforts toward decarbonization.  Her day began with a welcome at Wadsworth House with Margot Gill. Pictured left to right: University Marshal Margot Gill, Deputy Minister of Housing and Human Settlements Patricio Morera, First Lady Claudia Dobles, GSD Director of Recruitment and Student Affairs John Aslanian, and GSD Loeb Fellow Mike Smith.

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The President of Ghana at the John Harvard statue with his country's flag flying overhead

President of Ghana

March 29, 2019

The President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, spent a day at Harvard in conjunction with the opening of the student-run African Development Conference, for which he delivered the opening public address in the JFK, Jr. Forum.  The Harvard University Center for African Studies (CAS) hosted a student and faculty meet-and-greet for the President, and a dinner in his honor that evening at the...

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The flag of Sierra Leone flies at University Hall in honor of President Bio's visit

President of Sierra Leone

March 8, 2019
The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, visited Harvard at the invitation of the Harvard University Center for African Studies. Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, Faculty Director of the Center, convened a full day of meetings and events for the President, culminating with a seminar held at the Harvard Law School featuring Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, Professor Fernando Reimers of the Harvard... Read more about President of Sierra Leone
More than 10,000 assembled to witness the Installation Ceremony in Tercentenary Theater

The Inauguration of Harvard's 29th President

October 5, 2018

On Friday, October 5, 2018, Harvard University formally installed Lawrence Bacow as its 29th President. The Marshal’s Office was involved in many aspects of the planning of this momentous event, but was principally responsible for the inviting and hosting of delegates from other institutions who participated in the academic procession. The Marshal’s Office oversaw the operation of the delegates hospitality area at Boylston Hall the day of the event, which involved coordinating the efforts of dozens of volunteers and orchestrating the formation of the procession that kicked off...

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President Moreno signs the university guest book at Massachusetts Hall

Lenin Moreno Garces, President of Ecuador

September 28, 2018

H.E. Lenin Moreno Garces, President of Ecuador, visited Harvard while in the U.S. for the UN General Assembly. The first part of his visit marred by rain, he and First Lady Rocio Moreno nevertheless enjoyed a visit to Widener Library in the morning. After meetings in Boston, they returned to the Yard in the afternoon to meet with President Bacow, before continuing on to the Kennedy School to deliver a...

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President Bacow with President Varela with the flag of Panama

Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, President of Panama

September 27, 2018
The President of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, visited Harvard while in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly. His day began with a session at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, followed by a walk to Harvard Yard where the flag of Panama was flying at University Hall in honor of his visit. He then met with President Bacow at Massachusetts Hall, and then went on to the Kennedy School where he gave a... Read more about Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, President of Panama