The 2017 Commencement Senior Class Speaker is Ramzi Kaiss '17. Ramzi, from Beirut, Lebanon, is a philosophy and international relations double major and Mellon Fellow. He served as President of the Student Government Association, as well as co-president of the Amnesty International club. In 2016, he received a research grant from Connecticut College and spent his summer conducting research for the Boston-based global nonprofit, Facing History And Ourselves. In February 2017, he traveled to Bogotá, Colombia for the 16th World Summit for Nobel Peace Laureates. He also really enjoys acting, and has been involved with several plays on campus.