The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs celebrated its graduates May 21 with a diploma ceremony and lunch at Horchow Hall. The Institute awarded 28 M.A. degrees and one M.A.S. degree in Global Affairs.
Jackson graduate students started the day with a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at Yale’s Old Campus, where the University symbolically conferred degrees on all undergraduate and graduate students from the Class of 2018. Jackson student Zachary Devlin-Foltz M.A. ’18 served as marshal and accepted the symbolic diploma for M.A. graduates.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the Jackson Diploma Ceremony opened with welcoming remarks from Professor Lloyd Grieger, Jackson’s director of graduate studies.
Grieger reflected on the benefits—and the scrutiny—that comes with attending a prestigious Ivy League institution, using Yale’s motto “Lux et Veritas” as a metaphor.
“The light here at Yale is bright—in and out of the classroom—and as graduates, you now inherit this light. You are now carriers of this light—and everywhere you go, you can shine it in the furtherance of truth,” Grieger said.