June 4, 2021     |     11:45 a.m. (ET)

We are looking forward to having you join us for the 151st Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association!


Traditionally held in Tercentenary Theatre following Commencement, this year’s historic event will be held in its entirety via livestream on Friday, June 4. The program will honor alumni accomplishments and celebrate our extraordinary global community.

We’re thrilled to have a lineup of phenomenal speakers, including Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78 and featured speaker Kevin Young AB ’92—poet, author, and newly named Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The livestream will kick off at 11:45 a.m. (ET) with a special pre-program hosted by 25th Reunion chief marshal Anurima Bhargava AB ’96. The pre-show will include photos and videos submitted by Harvard alumni across the University showcasing cities across the globe. The main event, hosted by HAA president John J. West Jr. MBA ’95, will follow at noon (ET) and honor the 2020 and 2021 Harvard Medalists and more. This day is all about Harvard's incredible alumni community, and we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Don't forget to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. Keep an eye out for a first look at the full program, teaser videos, the livestream link, and more! In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about our featured speakers and honorees below.

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June 4, 2021


Pre-show:
11:45 a.m. (ET)

Main program:
Noon (ET)

Award-winning poet, editor, and museum director Kevin Young

Kevin Young AB '92 to Speak at HAA Annual Meeting

Award-winning poet, editor, and recently named Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will address alumni at the 151st Annual Meeting of the HAA.

2021 Harvard Medalists Walter K. Clair, Nancy-Beth Gordon Sheerr, and Preston N. Williams

Three Alumni to Receive 2021 Harvard Medal

Recognizing extraordinary service to the University, the Harvard Medals will be presented virtually at the Annual Meeting of the HAA.

2021 25th Reunion Chief Marshal Anurima Bhargava ’96

Anurima Bhargava ’96 Named 2021 Chief Marshal

Anurima Bhargava ’96 will serve as this year’s 25th Reunion chief marshal, following a tradition that goes back more than 120 years.

David L. Evans; Leila T. Fawaz, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’79; and Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71

HAA Honors Three with 2020 Harvard Medal

The Harvard Alumni Association awarded David L. Evans; Leila T. Fawaz, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’79; and Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71, with the 2020 Harvard Medal.