International Journalist Christiane Amanpour to Deliver Northeastern’s 2017 Commencement Address
World renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s flagship global affairs program Amanpour, will deliver Northeastern University’s Commencement address to this year’s graduating seniors on May 5, 2017, at TD Garden in Boston. She will also receive an honorary degree.
The ceremony will take place before a global audience of 20,000 graduates, their families, and members of the Northeastern community as part of the university’s 115th Commencement exercises. Amanpour—who was born in London, spent part of her childhood in Iran, and has reported throughout the world—will address a graduating class that collectively hails from nearly 90 countries.
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun announced the news Sunday night on Twitter, pointing to Amanpour’s global worldview as CNN’s chief international correspondent.
“I’m delighted to share world views with Northeastern graduates, especially this year, when politics in America and around the globe have been upended and when the very notion of truth itself—the basic principle of participatory democracy—is under withering fire,” Amanpour said.