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Listen to the talks given by Amherst’s 2022 honorary degree recipients and see the honorary degree citations read by President Martin at the Commencement ceremony on May 29, 2022. 

Ken Chenault smiling

Ken Chenault

Ken Chenault is chairman and a managing director of the venture capital firm General Catalyst. Chenault spoke in conversation with Rev. Philip Jackson ’85.

Raj Chetty smiling

Nadarajan “Raj” Chetty

Nadarajan “Raj” Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the director of Opportunity Insights. He spoke on “Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data.”

Charles Gilbert

Charles Gilbert ’71

Charles D. Gilbert ’71, P’19, is the Arthur and Janet Ross Professor of Neurosciences and Behavior and head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology at The Rockefeller University. He spoke on “Brain Dynamics.”

Brooke Kamin Rapaport

Brooke Kamin Rapaport ’84

Brooke Kamin Rapaport ’84 is deputy director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator at Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York. She gave a talk entitled, “Why Public Art?”