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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Will Deliver Harvard Commencement Speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles prior to a board meeting of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the day after the German parliament election. (Matthias Schrader/AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles prior to a board meeting of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the day after the German parliament election. (Matthias Schrader/AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be Harvard University's 2019 commencement speaker next spring, according to The Harvard Crimson.

She is the longest serving head of government in the European Union and the most senior leader within the G7 Group of Nations.

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in a statement to the Crimson 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.

In addition, MIT announced Michael Bloomberg will give its commencement address in 2019.

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