Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard Commencement address. J.K.
Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivers her Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. For more on the 2008 Commencement Excercises, read "University Magic. " Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral. Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world.