Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Graduation at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

HNC commencement took place this past Friday, June 13.  

SAIS Dean Vali Nasr and former Nanjing University Chancellor Hong Yinxing were the commencement speakers for the class of 2014.  Dean Nasr told the graduating class:

"You are entering a truly multipolar world in which cultural understanding has to be deep and multidimensional... You are ahead of your peers in rising to this challenge... As of today, you will be joining a family of over 16,000 alumni and the larger community of Johns Hopkins alumni... In your careers, you can rely on [their] support."
  Outgoing American Co-Director Jason Patent also gave farewell remarks:
"For three years I’ve had the great privilege of serving this deeply special institution, and I’ve had much occasion to reflect on what it is that makes the HNC so unique and so valuable. After three years I have a long list."

For more pictures from the day, see below.  Congratulations to the class of 2014! 

SAIS Dean Vali Nasr was the American speaker
Former NJU Chancellor Hong Yinxing was the Chinese speaker

American Co-Director Jason Patent

Chinese Co-Director He Chengzhou

International student speaker Laurel Mills
Chinese student speaker Constantine Yu
MAIS graduates pose for a photo