Holocaust survivor and human rights activist, Elie Wiesel will give the 2011 Commencement address at Washington University, according to Chancellor Mark Wrighton.
The title of his talk is “Knowledge and Ethics.”
During the ceremony, Wiesel will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Wash U, according to a university press release.
“I am deeply honored that Elie Wiesel has agreed to deliver the Commencement address to this year’s graduates,” Wrighton said. “Professor Wiesel is a remarkable scholar who has dedicated his life to promoting peace." Wiesel was awarded the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
The university’s 150th Commencement will begin at 8:30 a.m. May 20 in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus.