I really enjoyed the 2011 edition of the SIPA graduation ceremony. After being held inside for several years the ceremony this year was held outside. Everyone was nervous all week because the weather forecast was foreboding, however the rain held off and and no one had to get wet.
Tents were set up so we were not worried too much about the ceremony itself, but the reception area was not entirely covered. As it turns out, we had nothing to worry about. When I took this picture I was standing on the steps of . . .
. . . which is where the graduates assembled prior to the ceremony.
Kofi Annan addressed the graduates and we are working on getting his speech on line. When it is ready it will appear on this blog.