Angela Merkel to Get an Honorary Degree from Johns Hopkins University

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is all set to get an Honorary Degree from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday, 15 July 2021. Angela will receive a degree for her honorable and spirited global leadership. The award ceremony will commence at 11:30 a.m. at the university’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

It has been disclosed that the public will not be allowed to attend the event, but they are able to attend the event via the John Hopkins Livestream channel. Merkel has acted as Germany’s chancellor since 2005. She will end her fourth and final term later this year.

Merkel is the first woman to head Germany since it became a modern nation-state in 1871 and is the first ex- citizen of the German Democratic Republic to guide the reunited country. In 1990, Merkel has stepped foot in politics when she entered the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the political party.

Additionally, she worked as deputy chairwoman of the party from 1991 to 1998. During the same period, Merkel worked in Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s cabinet as minister for women and youth and minister for environment, nature conservation, and nuclear safety.

It has been disclosed that Merkel will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by JHU President Ron Daniels. After the degree ceremony, Merkel will give her remarks and answer questions presented by Johns Hopkins students.

JHU president stated that she is a global leader of unmatched determination and honesty. Chancellor Angela Merkel has not only headed Germany but has been a guiding light for the world during calamities from the Great Recession to the COVID-19 pandemic.