Friday, 27 May 2011

Weekly quiz

At the bottom of this post you will find two videos from yesterday's graduation ceremony at SAIS in Washington, DC.

Josette Sheeran
The first video captures the entire event. You may not have 2 hours and 21 minutes of spare time or the inclination to watch people you do not know receive diplomas. If you'd like to hear and see Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme, deliver her speech, it starts at the 0:43 mark (that is, 43 minutes into the video) and lasts a relatively brief 23 minutes. The student speaker, Analisa Ribeiro Bala from South Africa, speaks near the end, at 2:04 (2 hours 4 minutes).

The second, more compact video captures some graduates offering their thanks after the ceremony.

Tomorrow, the SAIS Bologna Class of 2011 celebrates its graduation. Most of the students will be going to Washington for the second and final year of their master's. Next Tuesday we will offer a slide show of still photos plus some brief video comments from students.

Now, this week's quiz.

A recent post on this blog contained a video with a voice-over in the sound track. Whose voice is it on the video?

Nelson Graves