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“I know that each and every one of you can help someone else,” Rihanna told the crowd at Sanders Theatre. “All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”

A voice for others

Rihanna draws a crowd in visit to accept Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award



“A war can never be ended by a war. You can only fight wars with education," said Malala Yousafzai (photo 1), who received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award, presented by the Harvard Foundation and its director, S. Allen Counter (photo 2). Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey Flier (right) recognized neurosurgeon M. Junaid Khan with an award of appreciation for the pivotal role he played in Yousafzai’s care (photo 3).

A strong, new voice

Malala Yousafzai, 16, of Pakistan, honored with Harvard Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award