Michelle Yeoh to give keynote address at Harvard Law School's 2023 Class Day

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  • Monday, 10 Apr 2023

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh will add another feather to her cap when she delivers the keynote address at Harvard Law School's 2023 Class Day.

The event is scheduled to take place on May 24, a day before the commencement to celebrate the graduating class.

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Yeoh is scheduled to give her keynote address on the day and students have been informed via email about her appearance, The Harvard Crimson student newspaper reported.

In a statement, Yeoh said the invitation to speak was meaningful as her father was also a lawyer.

"It is a tremendous honour to speak at Harvard Law School's 2023 Class Day," said the Academy Award winner.

Harvard said they were thrilled to welcome Yeoh to celebrate their commencement and help mark the important milestone.

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"As an acclaimed actress and advocate for so many important causes, she will undoubtedly inspire us, the Class of 2023, as we prepare to make a difference in our world and in peoples' lives," they said.

Yeoh, who hails from Malaysia, started her acting career in Hong Kong, starring in action and martial arts films.

She went on to star in Hollywood movies in leading roles, including "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon".

Yeoh is the first Asian actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Everything Everywhere All at Once".

Among her other notable work is serving as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations since 2016, championing ending poverty and promoting environmental sustainability.

Also as the vice-president of the Suu Foundation board, which works to improve the lives of people in Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Emmy Award winner and neurosurgeon Dr Sanjay Gupta will also be a speaker for the Medical School's Class Day on May 25 after the graduation ceremony.

Dr Gupta has won several Emmy Awards for hosting the "Sanjay Gupta MD" show and reporting for Charity Hospital in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina as well as the first surgical operation in the battlefield during the 2003 United States-led invasion of Iraq.

"As it has been 30 years since my own medical school graduation, I will humbly offer some of the lessons I have learned over that time," he said in a press release.

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