From the Director

Congratulations, class of 2021!

We are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished this year and continue to be amazed by your ability to adapt and even prosper during this challenging period. As the end of the pandemic nears, we look forward to having an in-person toast to celebrate your many successes. For now, we will continue to support you virtually and look forward to hearing about your endeavors! This may be the end of your time as a student at the Institute, but it’s only the beginning of what I hope will be your lifelong relationship with the global network of Harriman Institute alumni and friends.

While this has been one of the strangest and most difficult academic years in our history, it has, in many ways, brought us closer together as a community. The hybrid model of in-person and virtual learning opened new opportunities by broadening our community beyond geographic location. Students not only had the chance to tap into the Harriman Institute’s extensive international network of alumni, friends, and like-minded institutions, but also to explore resources and events that would have been unavailable to us had we been limited to on-campus events.

Our calendar this year was vibrant as ever with a consistent flow of webinars, virtual speaker series, and three virtual film series. I urge you to explore our rapidly growing library of events videos on our YouTube channel. Also, please don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay connected, and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for updates on news and events!

My sincere best wishes to you and your families. Stay safe, stay engaged with us, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or ideas.

All the best,

Alexander Cooley

Director, Harriman Institute