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International Education students

May 12, 2017

Professor Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice of International Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, brought several of his soon-to-be-graduating students of international education to Wadsworth House to meet the University Marshal, and to learn about Harvard history and Commencement. The students also visited Houghton Library and the Harvard Art Museum.
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The University of Sydney delegation at the John Harvard statue

University of Sydney delegation

May 8, 2017

A delegation from the University of Sydney, Australia, spent three days at Harvard exploring possible areas of expanded collaboration between the two universities. The Marshal's Office hosted a welcome for the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kathy Belov, and several of her colleagues. Their visit also included a tour of Harvard Yard, a visit to the Harvard Art Museum, and meetings with various faculty.
 

The flag of Sweden flying at University Hall in honor of the King's visit

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, and Royal Technology Mission

May 5, 2017

The King of Sweden led a 40-person Royal Trade Mission to the Boston area, the final leg of a week-long visit to the US to learn about innovation, technology, and the latest scientific advances at American universities. Following a short welcome with the University Marshal, the delegation heard presentations on engineering, innovation and technology development. Dr. Allen Counter, Honorary Consul for Sweden in Boston, acted as the royal delegation's host at Harvard.

Rector Alexandrov signs the university guest book

Rector of Moscow State University of Technology

May 4, 2017

Anatoly Alexandrov, Rector of the Bauman Moscow State University of Technology, visited Harvard with a small delegation while in Boston for a few days learning about American higher education, innovation, and technology. The visit was sponsored by the American Councils for International Education and the US-Russia Foundation.  The University Marshal welcomed the delegation at Wadsworth House.
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Luigi Di Maio, Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

May 3, 2017

Luigi di Maio, the thirty year-old Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and leader of the Five Star Movement, visited the Harvard Kennedy School at the invitation of European students. His visit to Harvard began with a welcome at Wadsworth House with the University Marshal, followed by a tour with an undergraduate student tour guide. He then returned to the Kennedy School for a lunch with faculty and public address in Wiener Auditorium.
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Young Titans Summer Academy in Germany

April 7, 2017

Marie-Louise Schäfer and Fabiola Gerpott of the German Summer Academy "Young Titans" visited Harvard while in town for the Harvard student-fun German American Conference from April 6-9, 2017.  They met with Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Elaine Papoulias, Executive Director of the Center for European Studies, at Wadsworth House to discuss the possible participation of Harvard faculty and alumni as mentors or guest speakers for the program, to also seek guidance on how to recruit recent Harvard graduates to apply to to the… Read more about Young Titans Summer Academy in Germany

The flag of Mauritius flies alongside the US flag at University Hall in honor of the President's visit

Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius

April 6, 2017

The President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, spent a full day at Harvard meeting with students and faculty, and giving a public address in the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum. Her visit included a courtesy call at Wadsworth House with the Marshal and a tour of Harvard Yard. She was joined by her daughter, Imaan Fakim, and the Ambassador of Mauritius to the United States.
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Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States

April 4, 2017

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, visited Harvard at the invitation of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The Hutchins Center and the OAS have committed to work together to commemorate the International Decade of People of African Descent, and Secretary General's visit included a ceremonial signing of an agreement to formalize that collaboration.
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Khalil Kinsey signs the guest book while his parents, Shirley and Bernard, look on.

The Kinsey Family

April 3, 2017

The curators of the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection, Mr. Bernard Kinsey and Mrs. Shirley Kinsey, visited the Marshal's Office during a full day of activities organized by the Harvard Foundation. Their son, Khalil, joined as well. After meeting with Jackie O'Neill and signing the University guest book, they visited the Harvard Art Museum, had a lunch with students at Adams House, and delivered a lecture in Fong Auditorium titled, "The Kinsey… Read more about The Kinsey Family