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Graduation

Thank you to all the attendees of the 2022 International Institute Graduation Ceremony honoring the graduating students from the Masters in International & Regional Studies (MIRS) and area studies programs.

Congratulations Graduates! Go Blue!

Friday, April 29th at 3:30 PM (video available)
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Includes all Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Summer 2022 graduates from the Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS) and II Area Studies majors, minors, and graduate certificate programs including the following centers: African Studies Center; Center for European Studies; Center for Japanese Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Global Islamic Studies Center; and Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

While we are excited to be able to celebrate your accomplishments with you and your guests, please keep the following in mind as it relates to in person events and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic:

Note these expectations reflect current University of Michigan guidelines and are subject to change prior to the ceremony. For more information, visit the U-M COVID-19 Campus Maize & Blue Print page.

Keynote Speaker
Jawad Sukhanyar

2021-22 Donia Human Rights Center Journalist-in-residence

Student Reader    
Arina Vlasova

Master of International and Regional Studies, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Student Speaker
Amanda Hardy

Master of International and Regional Studies, Russian, East European, And Eurasian Studies

Remarks by 
Mary Gallagher

International Institue Director; and Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor in Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, Political Science

Recognition of Graduates by
Center Directors and Associate Directors

Andries Coetzee, Director, African Studies Center & Anne Pitcher, Center Mentor, African Studies Specialization

Geneviève Zubrzycki, Director, Center for European Studies

Benjamin Paloff, Director, Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

Shinobu Kitayama, Director, Center for Japanese Studies; and Greg Laurence, Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Japanese Studies

Victoria Langland, Director, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Ryan Szpiech, Director, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies; and Muzammil Hussain, Associate Director, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies

Aliyah Khan, Director, Global Islamic Studies Center; and Muzammil Hussain, Associate Director,Global Islamic Studies Center

Matthew Hull, Director, Center for South Asian Studies

Laura Rozek, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Ann Lin, Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; and Lan Deng, Associate Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

African Studies Center

Masters in International and Regional Studies, African Studies Specialization

Renhui Chen

Daniel Iddrissu

Alfred Momodu

Center for European Studies

Minor, Modern European Studies

Joseph Lobodzinski

Center for Japanese Studies

Masters in International and Regional Studies, Japanese Studies Specialization

Chiara Gerding

Sophie Hasuo 

Kyle LaChance

Alexandria Perpetua Molinari

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Sabrina Amorocho Laing

Allison Williams

Minor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Isabella Cabal Mazuera

Valerie Reeves

Avery Sandstrum

Megan Tigue

Grace Van Kannel

Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies

Master of Arts in International and Regional Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies Specialization

Katherine Downs

Bachelor of Science, Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Jenna Berry

Bachelor of Arts, Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Marshall Mapes

Cathryn Wolak (with Honors)

Minor, Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Duaa Aljirafi

Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

Master of Arts in International and Regional Studies, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Specialization

Aristea Kola

Amanda Hardy

Arthur Mengozzi

Alex Spofford

Anna Tanalski

Arina Vlasova

Bachelor of Arts, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Adam Gilmour

Samuel Vogler

Center for South Asian Studies

Master of Arts in South Asian Studies

Conner Singh VanderBeek

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Master of Arts in International and Regional Studies, Southeast Asian Studies Specialization

Syamsul Bahri

Global Islamic Studies Center

Master of Arts in International and Regional Studies, Islamic Studies Specialization

Zayd Elkahlah

Minor, Islamic Studies

Sanna Ghafoor

Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Master of Arts in International and Regional Studies, Chinese Studies Specialization

Zhiwen Gong

Donovan Orow 

Chuxuan Wang

Yiming Wang

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Use #IIGrads22, #umichMIRS, #MGoGrad; tag @iiumich on Instagram and Twitter to have your posts displayed on our social media wall.