Jamia to Confer Honorary Doctorate to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

According to a Jamia press release, Jamia Millia Islamia will hold a ‘Special Convocation’ on Friday, April 27, 2012 to confer the degree of ‘Doctor of Letters’ (Honoris Causa) on Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.


Mr. Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations.

In 2011, Mr. Ban Ki-moon ran unopposed for a second term as Secretary-General and was unanimously re-elected to the post of Secretary General by the General Assembly. He will continue to serve in his current position until 31 December 2016.

The newly appointed Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, retired Lieutenant General M.A. Zaki will preside over the function and confer the honorary degree to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, while Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor, will present him with a citation.

Although the press release doesn’t mention it explicitly, in all likelihood, the event is not open to all students.

About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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