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Commencement Speaker: Preet Bharara
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and host of the Stay Tuned with Preet podcast
Preet Bharara served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of over 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.
The New York Times dubbed Bharara one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors.” In 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.
He is the co-founder of CAFE Studios and the host of CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network’s Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness.
Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review.He is the author of a top-five New York Times bestselling book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law.