Inviting Heads of State, Dignitaries and Other High-Profile Visitors to Speak at Harvard
Harvard University regularly hosts distinguished visitors of many different nationalities, backgrounds, and beliefs. In doing so, the University encourages intellectual and educational enrichment while also honoring the principles of free speech and open inquiry that are appropriate and essential to an institution of higher learning.
When a head of state or government visits the University to give a public speech or to meet with Harvard’s president, our office arranges for the visitor’s national flag to fly from University Hall alongside the United States flag.... Read more about Flag Protocol
“Harvard Voices” was originally prepared for the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Harvard College. The Marshal's Office led the effort to update it for the 375th Anniversary, which was officially celebrated on October 14, 2011. Excerpts from major addresses by public figures and creative artists, as well as the musings of notable Harvard scholars, are included.