2015 Commencement Address Speaker – Ken Burns

Ken Burns, director and producer of some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, has been selected to give the 2015 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis in May. Burns will be receiving an honorary doctor of humanities degree.

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Referred to as “the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation” by The New York Times, Burns has explored such compelling topics in American history as the Civil War, the Dust Bowl, Prohibition and World War II.

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Honorary Degree Recipients