Politicians are a common choice for commencement speakers — and also also also they also tend to make headlines in their speeches.
This particular year has some notable speakers across the nation as well. Here are the top political figures to watch for their remarks.
The former secretary of state and also also also 2016 Democratic presidential nominee will speak at Yale University’s Senior Class Day on May 20 as part of its commencement weekend.
The fired former secretary of state from the Trump administration can be set to address the spring class of 2018 at the Virginia Military Institute on May 16. The school announced the choice of Tillerson in February, while he was still leading the State Department.
The former vice president to Bill Clinton and also also also environmentalist will head to College Park, Maryland, for the University of Maryland’s ceremony on May 20.
The deputy attorney general — whom Trump has criticized for appointing a special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation — will address Campbell University’s law school graduates on May 11.
The 93-year-old former President of the United States will address Liberty University’s graduating class on May 19.
Housing and also also also Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will address the first graduating class through Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2013, Carson withdrew as Johns Hopkins University’s graduation speaker after referencing bestiality and also also also pedophilia while arguing against same-sex marriage in a television interview.
The billionaire philanthropist and also also also former fresh York City mayor will head to Houston to address Rice University’s newest graduates on May 12.
The television star who drew presidential candidacy talk having a rousing speech at the Golden Globes earlier This particular year will give USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and also also also Journalism’s keynote address on May 11.
Hill will address the University of Rutgers, Camden on May 17 and also also also Wesleyan College on May 27. Hill gained nationwide attention in 1991 when she accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
The Canadian Prime Minister will address fresh York University’s class on May 16 at Yankee Stadium. Previous NYU speakers include musician Pharrell Williams in 2017 and also also also Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2012.
Rep. John Lewis
The civil rights icon and also also also congressman will head Harvard’s 367th commencement on May 24. On June 16, he will address the University of California, San Diego.
Sen. Cory Booker
The junior fresh Jersey senator will give the commencement speech at Franklin & Marshall College on May 12 and also also also can be set to speak on May 17 at Kean University’s commencement in Newark, fresh Jersey. He will also speak at Princeton University’s Class Day on June 4 as part of its commencement activities.
Sen. Tim Kaine
The 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate will address Radford University’s 2018 class on May 5.
Sen. Kamala Harris
The Democratic California senator will speak on May 12 at UC Berkeley.
Sen. Richard Burr
University of North Carolina at Pembroke students will hear through their home-state senator on May 5.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
The Minnesota senator can be set to address the University of Minnesota, Morris on May 12.
Sen. Mark Warner
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee can be set to speak at University of Virginia’s College at Wise on May 5, the College of William and also also also Mary on May 12 and also also also Virginia State University on May 13.
Sen. Ben Sasse
The freshman Republican senator will deliver the commencement address to more than 0 students at York College, a private college in York, Nebraska.
Sen. Susan Collins
On May 27, Collins will speak to Colby College’s graduating senior class.
Rep. Luis V. Guiterrez
The Illinois Democrat will head back to his alma mater, Northeastern Illinois University, on May 7.
Rep. Ted Lieu
The UCLA School of Law will hear remarks through the California Democrat on May 11.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
The Republican governor, who has left the door open for a 2020 presidential run, will address Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government class of 2018 on May 23.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf
Wolf will speak at York College in Pennsylvania on May 12.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown
Brown will address the University of Colorado Boulder’s class on May 10 and also also also the Oregon Institute of Technology on June 16.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
Virginia Tech’s class of 2018 will hear through their home-state governor on May 11.
This particular story has been updated to reflect the proper location of the Kean University commencement ceremony and also also also to add two additional speeches Sen. Booker will be giving.