This year’s other BU honorary degree recipients are Commencement speaker and civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.), Doctor of Laws; Filmmaker and Journalist Vibha Bakshi; Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, Doctor of Humane Letters; San Juan, P.R., mayor and activist Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (CAS’84), who will be the Baccalaureate speaker, Doctor of Laws; and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony S. Fauci, Doctor of Science.

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Vibha Bakshi: College of Communication Undergraduate Convocation Speaker 2018

No cue cards, no tele prompters – Watch Dr. Vibha Bakshi, National Award winning filmmaker and the first Indian Commencement Speaker at Boston University – College of Communication touch the hearts of thousands who gave her an astounding standing ovation!

COMMENCEMENT 2018 BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY · 20 MAY

On a beautiful May day, a crowd of about 20,000 family, friends, and dignitaries gathered on Nickerson Field for Boston University’s 145th Commencement to watch as the University conferred five honorary degrees and awarded diplomas to an estimated 7,072 graduates.

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HONORARY DOCTORATE VIBHA BAKSHI

WITH 2018 BOSTON UNIVERSITY HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS