Honorary Degree Recipients to Share Insights and Expertise

(L. to r.) Madeleine Albright, Jean Arasanayagam, David Blight, Rose Marie Bravo, Philip Conkling, C. Lee Herter.

(L. to r.) Madeleine Albright, Jean Arasanayagam, David Blight, Rose Marie Bravo, Philip Conkling, C. Lee Herter.

Many of the College’s six distinguished honorary degree recipients will soon be on campus sharing with the Bowdoin community and visitors fascinating insights on a variety of topics.

Thursday, May 23
“Thinking Like an Island — What the Maine Islands Taught Me”
Philip Conkling, Island Institute founder and president
7 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, May 24
“Why Does the Civil War Have a Hold on the American Historical Imagination?”
David Blight, noted American Civil War historian
1:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, May 24
A discussion about leadership in a changing business world
Rose Marie Bravo, former Burberry CEO with Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies)
2:45 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, May 24
Baccalaureate Ceremony keynote address
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
4:30 p.m.
Sidney J. Watson Arena

Saturday, June 1
Reunion Convocation
Patrick Dempsey, actor and philanthropist, will deliver a talk
10:30 a.m.
Sidney J. Watson Arena

Read about all of the honorary degree recipients.

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