News Celebrating the Presidential Inauguration of Claudine Gay Harvard University's 30th president to be installed on September 29, 2023 Posted September 25, 2023 By News editor The Harvard community will celebrate the inauguration of Claudine Gay as Harvard University’s 30th president on Friday, September 29. An academic symposium, including many members of the HGSE faculty, will lead off festivities in the morning, with the inaguguration ceremony to follow in the afternoon. After the ceremony, the celebration will continue at a gathering in Harvard Yard.The academic symposium, inauguration ceremony, and celebration will be open to all members of the community with an active Harvard ID, as well as to invited guests, registered delegates, and inauguration ticket holders.The official inauguration website has detailed information for attendees. For those unable to attend in person, the inauguration ceremony will be available via livestream.Schedule of Events10:15-11:45 a.m. Academic Symposium (Concurrent, in-person panels open to all Harvard ID holders)Challenging Inequality in the US: New Ideas and ApproachesPanel: Peter Blair, Imani Perry, Robert Sampson, Crystal Yang; Moderator: Sara BleichLocation: Science Center DConfronting the Impact of Climate Change Across Society Panel: Stephen Ansolabehere, Tamarra James-Todd, Laura Schifter, Karen Thornber, Steven Wofsy; Moderator: Kari NadeauLocation: Jefferson 250 Harnessing Generative Artificial intelligence for Learning, Teaching, and WorkingPanel: Amanda Claybaugh, Isaac Kohane, Karim Lakhani, Claire Leibowicz; Moderator: Latanya SweeneyLocation: Science Center B Innovating for Impact: Science for the Mind and Body in the 21st Century Panel: Amitabh Chandra, Irene Faravelli, Nadine Gaab, Kara McKinley, Arlene Sharpe; Moderator: Amy WagersLocation: Science Center ALooking ahead: The Future of the AcademyPanel: Durba Mitra, Megan Panzano, Matthew Potts, Julie Reuben; Moderator: Robin KelseyLocation: Science Center CRevitalizing Democracy Panel: Danielle Allen, Archon Fung, Yanilda Gonzalez, Jill Lepore, Daniel Ziblatt; Moderator: Guy-Uriel CharlesLocation: JFK Forum, HKS2 p.m. Inauguration, Tercentenary Theatre For those unable to attend in person, the inauguration ceremony will be available via livestream, with commentary by Professors James Mickens and Julie Reuben.Note: Faculty who would like to be part of the Procession into Tercentenary Theatre should assemble outside Boylston Hall at 1:15 p.m. in their academic regalia.4 p.m. Community-wide Celebration, Harvard YardPerformances by artists from Harvard and local communities will take place on two stages, with food from HUDS and Crimson Catering as well as a range of locally owned food trucks. News The latest research, perspectives, and highlights from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Explore All Articles Related Articles Ed. Magazine Come On and Zoom Amid crisis and uncertainty, the Ed School comes together (virtually) to carry on the work and to respond to the current moment. News A Tree Grows in Brooklyn HGSE helps Brooklyn middle school teachers guide their students on the path to college. News Meet Domonic Rollins HGSE welcomes its new diversity and inclusion officer to campus.