Honorary Degree Recipients by Date Received

Name Class Year Date degree
received
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   2018
Danielle Allen   2018
Morris Dees   2018
Sherri Wasserman Goodman 1981 2018
Kellie Jones 1981 2018
Philip Landrigan   2018
Yaniro Castro 1994 2017
Steven Chu   2017
William Cronon   2017
Esther Duflo   2017
Barrett Rollins 1974 2017
Peter Rubinstein 1964 2017
Christopher A. Bohjalian 1982 2016
William J. Burns   2016
Inger K. Damon 1984 2016
Sandra Faber   2016
Kirk R. Johnson 1982 2016
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot   2016
Jim Ansara 1982 2015
Eric Carle   2015
Sonya Clark 1989 2015
Alice Rivlin   2015
Pardis Sabeti   2015
Paul Smith 1976 2015
David Brooks   2014
Cullen Jones   2014
Thai Lee 1980 2014
Yasuo Sakakibara (posthumously)   2014
Nate Silver   2014
Sarah Sze   2014
Jide Zeiltin 1985 2014
Frederic Bryant Hollister 1987 2013
Madeline P. Janis 1982 2013
Paul J. Rieckhoff III 1998 2013
Barry Scheck   2013
James R. Steinman 1969 2013
Diana Chapman Walsh   2013
Robert Yarchoan 1971 2013
Christiane Amanpour   2012
Sheila C. Bair   2012
Martin Duberman   2012
Ulric St. Clair Haynes 1952 2012
David K. Lewis 1964 2012
Anthony W. Marx   2012
John McPhee   2012
John E. Abele 1959 2011
Adam Falk   2011
Andrew W. Kendall 1983 2011
Gail Kern Paster   2011
Paul Volcker   2011
Alice Waters   2011
Kimmie L. Weeks 2005 2011
Abdurazzack (Zackie) Achmat   2010
Joshua M. Epstein ' 1976 2010
Walter Dean Myers   2010
Paul Nurse   2010
Harvey J. Rosenfield 1974 2010
Mary Jo Salter   2010
Marjorie Scardino   2010
Jimmie Wales   2010
Margaret Bangser 1981 2009
Peter Brown   2009
Thomas M. Davis III 1971 2009
Leon Fleisher   2009
Andrew R. Marks 1976 2009
Elon Musk   2009
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   2009
Frank Stella   2009
Robert H. Brown 1969 2008
Geoffrey Canada   2008
Mohamed ElBaradei   2008
Henry A. Freedman 1962 2008
Shirley Tilghman   2008
Brian Urquhart   2008
Saraswathi Vedam 1978 2008
Patrick Fitzgerald 1982 2007
Valerie Jarrett P'07 2007
Joel Klein   2007
Marilynne Robinson   2007
H. Axel Schupf 1957 2007
J. Peter Toennies 1952 2007
Paul Yock 1973 2007
Cardinal Joseph Zen   2007
Alan M. Blum 1969 2006
David Ferry 1946 2006
Amos B. Hostetter 1958 2006
Samantha Power   2006
Wendy Puriefoy   2006
Myriam Sarachik   2006
W. Richard West   2006
Kazuo Asakai 1967 2005
Shigeru Ban   2005
Natalie Zemon Davis   2005
Paul Farmer   2005
John Glenn   2005
Graca Machel (5/12/05 in New York)   2005
Nelson Mandela (5/12/05 in New York)   2005
Amy Rosenzweig 1988 2005
Robert Stone   2005
William Julius Wilson   2005
Rafael Campo 1987 2004
Albert O. Hirschman   2004
Donald (Skip) Routh   2004
Kate Seelye   2004
Theda Skocpol   2004
Robert Trivers   2004
Jeffrey Wright 1987 2004
Tom Gerety   2003
Rosanne Haggerty 1982 2003
Asma Jahangir   2003
LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.   2003
Charles Ashby Lewis 1964 2003
Minoru Oya   2003
Gordon Parks   2003
Gary Alan Sinise   2003
Peter Morrison Vitousek 1971 2003
Anita Desai   2002
John W. Dower 1959 2002
Peter Jennings   2002
Charles Ogletree   2002
George Papandreou 1975 2002
Dennis Ross   2002
David O. Russell 1981E 2002
Philip Simmons 1980 2002
Helen Vendler   2002
Kenneth H. Bacon 1966 2001
Curt I. Civin 1970 2001
Frederic (Ted) Conover 1980 2001
Hiroaki Fujii 1958 2001
Gabrielle Kirk McDonald   2001
Peter A. Nadosy   2001
Morton O. Schapiro   2001
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick   2001
William J.C. Amend III 1984 2000
K. Frank Austen 1950 2000
Radhika Coomaraswamy   2000
H. Irving Grousbeck 1956 2000
Sung-Joo Kim 1981 2000
Franklin D. Raines    2000
Wendy Wasserstein   2000
James J. Barnes 1954 1999
Douglas J. Bennet   1999
Peggy Charren   1999
Jeffrey A. Hoffman 1966 1999
James Lehrer   1999
Mary Patterson McPherson   1999
David Foster Wallace   1999
August Wilson   1999
Tucker Collins 1975 1998
John Hope Franklin   1998
Richard M. Freeland 1963 1998
Joseph H. Hartzler 1972 1998
Gwen Ifill   1998
Aaron Jonathan Lansky   1998
Richard S. LeFrak 1967 1998
Tillie Lerner Olsen   1998
Roddy Doyle (October 31, 1997)   1997
Robert W. Field 1965 1997
Steven M. Gluckstern 1972 1997
James Alfred Guest, Jr. 1962 1997
Charlayne Hunter-Gault   1997
Jeffrey Kittay 1965 1997
Martin C.M. Lee   1997
Wynton Marsalis   1997
Barbara Adams Mowat   1997
Helen Prejean   1997
Salman Rushdie (April 4, 1997)   1997
Wole Soyinka   1997
Joan E. Spero   1997
Lesley R. Stahl   1997
Ronald Dworkin   1996
Stephen Payne Goff 1973 1996
Doris Kearns Goodwin   1996
Alexander M. (Sandy) Keith 1950 1996
Jamaica Kincaid   1996
Jacob A. Lawrence   1996
Evan Maclyn Maurer 1966 1996
Michael Howard Merson 1966 1996
Paul J. Adams III   1995
Noam Chomsky   1995
Antonio Luis Ferré 1955 1995
Thomas J. B. Flanagan 1945 1995
Takakazu Kuriyama 1956 1995
Brian P. Lamb   1995
Monique Mujawamariya   1995
Peter R. Pouncey   1995
Hugh B. Price 1963 1995
Ruth J. Simmons   1995
Wallace C. Dayton 1943 1994
Andrew G. Galef 1954 1994
Frederick E. Hoxie 1969 1994
Molly Ivins   1994
Charlene Drew Jarvis   1994
David M. Lawrence 1962 1994
Harry C. Payne   1994
Arthur Ashe, Jr.   1993
Philip Gossett 1962 1993
Sadako Ogata   1993
Cokie Roberts   1993
Philip Roth   1993
John C. Whitehead   1993
John Fox Wieland 1958 1993
Thomas H. Wyman 1951 1993
James W. Fernandez 1952 1992
William H. Gerdts 1949 1992
David Aaron Kessler 1973 1992
Douglas R. Lowy 1964 1992
Walter E. Massey   1992
Jessye Norman   1992
Donna Edna Shalala   1992
Hedrick L. Smith   1992
Kenneth Lauren Burns   1991
James Pierpont Comer   1991
Koichiro Fujikura 1961 1991
Ruth Bader Ginsburg   1991
F. Otto Haas, 1936 1991
Edward N. Ney 1946 1991
Dianne H. Pilgrim   1991
Gregory S. Prince, Jr.   1991
Theodore Harvey Rosengarten 1966 1991
Yuri N. Afanasyev   1990
Kathleen Deanna Battle   1990
Barry R. Bloom 1958 1990
Winton Blount   1990
William M. Chace   1990
Constance E. Clayton   1990
Colin S. Diver 1965 1990
Robert Fagles 1955 1990
Robert L. Woodbury 1960 1990
Farzam Arbab 1964 1989
Joseph Brodsky   1989
John Whitney Hall 1939 1989
Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris   1989
The Hon. Paul H. Nitze   1989
David C. Suzuki 1958 1989
Sylvia H. Williams   1989
David Blackwell   1988
Theodore L. Cross 1946 1988
Frances FitzGerald   1988
John I. Gallin 1965 1988
Ernest B. Seasholes 1955 1988
Robert L. Stern 1953 1988
Edwin M. Truman 1963 1988
Patricia Wald   1988
George B. Beitzel 1950 1987
Julius L. Chambers   1987
Henry G. Cisneros   1987
Mary Maples Dunn   1987
Katharine Graham   1987
Harry V. Keefe, Jr. 1943 1987
Rice C. Leach 1962 1987
Yoshinori Matsuyama   1987
Philip Morrison   1987
Leontyne Price   1987
G. Armour Craig 1937 1986
Christopher F. Edley   1986
William W. Falsgraf 1955 1986
Richard F. Fenno, Jr. 1948 1986
Kitty Carlisle Hart   1986
Marie-Helene Huet   1986
Howard W. Jones, Jr. 1931 1986
Georgeanna Seeger Jones   1986
Francis Oakley   1986
Diane Ravitch   1986
David Frantz Bradford 1960 1985
J. Robert Buchanan 1950 1985
Marion Wright Edelman   1985
Edmund S. Phelps 1955 1985
Harrison Evans Salisbury   1985
Paul Culliton Warnke   1985
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.        1985
Carl Woese 1950 1985
Harry G. Barnes, Jr. 1949 1984
Edward L. Barnes   1984
Charles L. Brown   1984
Ellen V. Futter   1984
Werner L. Gundersheimer 1959 1984
Philip A. Knachel   1984
Harold E. Varmus 1961 1984
John J. Conger 1943 1983
Joseph D. Duffey   1983
Samuel F. Kitchell 1943 1983
Melvin Kranzberg 1938 1983
Vilma S. Martinez   1983
Frank Press   1983
Jon E. Rohde, M.D. 1963 1983
John Updike   1983
Clifton Wharton, Jr.   1983
Marva N. Collins   1982
Gerald R. Fink 1962 1982
Ellen Holtz Goodman   1982
Toshikazu Kase 1927 1982
William Shield McFeely 1952 1982
Bruce Ritter   1982
George Latimer Shinn 1945 1982
Richard A. Wasserstrom 1957 1982
Leslie Tillotson Webster, Jr. 1947 1982
David Babbott 1951 1981
William M. Boyd II   1981
Elizabeth Wissman Bruss (Posthumous) 1981
Jorg Demus   1981
Henry Kottler   1981
Constance Berry Newman   1981
Van Doorn Ooms 1956 1981
Louis Humphrey Walz   1981
L. Stanton Williams 1941 1981
Ralph Gilmore Allen 1955 1980
Richard Reeve Baxter   1980
Paul Errol Bragdon 1950 1980
J. Clarence Chambers, Jr. 1930 1980
John Scoville Hall 1930 1980
O.B. Hardison, Jr.   1980
Elizabeth Topham Kennan   1980
Donald F. McHenry   1980
Jane Pfeiffer   1980
Naozo Ueno   1980
Colston Estey Warne   1980
Homer H. Clark, Jr. 1939 1979
Helen Frankenthaler   1979
A. Leon Higginbotham   1979
Donald A. B. Lindberg 1954 1979
Patrick J. Mogan   1979
Percy Qoboza   1979
Robert O. Schlaifer 1934 1979
J. Sydney Stillman 1929 1979
John William Ward   1979
Gregory R. Anrig   1978
Lyman August Brewer III 1928 1978
John Mark Deutch 1961 1978
Herman Heine Goldstine   1978
Benjamin L. Hooks   1978
Victor Samuel Johnson, Jr. 1938 1978
Richard Poirer 1949 1978
Marina von Neumann Whitman   1978
Robert Orville Anderson   1977
William Dorey Andrews 1952 1977
Lucian Joseph Colucci 1937 1977
John Hugh Liedtke 1942 1977
Donald Holman McLean, Jr. 1932 1977
Roger Tory Peterson   1977
Adele Smith Simmons   1977
Nina Simone   1977
F. Wylie Sypher 1927 1977
Robert Olney Anthony 1926 1976
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr.   1976
Jill Ker Conway   1976
Thomas Irwin Emerson   1976
Robert Ross Holloway 1956 1976
John  Plimpton Kendall 1951 1976
Oliver Boutwell Merrill, Jr. 1925 1976
Stansfield Turner 1945 1976
Leonard Woodcock   1976
John Charles Haas 1940 1975
James McNaughton Hester   1975
Henry Way Kendall 1950 1975
Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross   1975
Edward Jones Manwell 1925 1975
Cyrus Roberts Vance   1975
William Hedgcock Webster   1975
Irving J. Wolman 1925 1975
Lucy Peters Wilson Benson   1974
John Wesley Chandler   1974
Silvio O. Conte   1974
Archibald Cox   1974
Robert Henry Guest 1939 1974
John Henry Neale 1924 1974
Talcott Williams Seelye 1944 1974
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz 1964 1974
Ben Frank Stoltzfus 1949 1974
Cornelius Bodine 1938 1973
Frederic Murray Hadley 1928 1973
James William Miller 1935 1973
John Usher Monro   1973
Grace Olivarez   1973
Frederick Allan Parker 1920 1973
Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton 1922 1973
Edward William Brooke   1972
Robert S. Brustein 1947 1972
Colin Goetz Campbell   1972
Victoria DeLee   1972
Davis Burton Durk 1957 1972
William Martin Fairbank   1972
Eric Pratt Hamp 1942 1972
Patrick Healy, Jr. 1932 1972
Charles Hill Morgan II   1972
Ralph Nader   1972
Thomas Porter Whitney 1937 1972
Charles K. Arter, Jr. 1936 1971
Julian Howard Gibbs 1946 1971
James Alfred Guest, Sr. 1933 1971
Arno  Richard Kassander, Jr. 1941 1971
Alfred Sargent Lee 1941 1971
Charles R. Longsworth 1951 1971
Richard R. Lower 1951 1971
Calvin Hastings Plimpton 1939 1971
Eugene Smith Wilson 1929 1971
John Newton Worcester 1921 1971
Thomas Francis Eagleton 1950 1970
Cushing Esty, Jr. 1950 1970
Luis Alberte Ferré    1970
Stephen Walkley Grant 1930 1970
Stephen Cole Kleene 1930 1970
Ian Lennox McHarg   1970
Franklin Patterson   1970
Paul Augustus Raushenbush 1920 1970
Isidor Feinstein Stone   1970
William Atherton 1939 1969
Gerald Warren Brace 1922 1969
Kenneth Bancroft Clark   1969
John Edward Deady 1947 1969
Alfred Gellhorn 1903 1969
Frederick D. Greene II 1949 1969
Roger Huntington Sessions   1969
Carl Andrews   1968
Mac Vincent Edds 1938 1968
Edwin Deacon Etherington   1968
Sol Linowitz   1968
James Ingram Merrill 1947 1968
Roger L. Stevens   1968
George Wald   1968
Albert Nathaniel Whiting 1938 1968
Kingman Brewster, Jr.    1967
Kurt Godel   1967
Albert Hermann Hastorf III 1942 1967
Henry Stuart Hughes 1937 1967
Leonard C. Meeker 1937 1967
Robert Clifton Weaver   1967
Andrew Wyeth   1967
Harrison Scott Brown   1966
Paul Howard Douglas   1966
Samuel Perkins Hayes, Jr. 1931 1966
Samuel Brown Kirkwood  (in Beirut)   1966
Robert Strange McNamara   1966
Robert Morgenthau 1941 1966
Wright Tisdale 1939 1966
Frederick S. Allis 1935 1965
Mary Ingraham Bunting   1965
William Lucius Cary   1965
Will Mercer Cook 1925 1965
Jacqueline Levy-Despas   1965
John Rock   1965
Eustace Seligman 1910 1965
Ernest Miller Whitcomb 1904 1965
Reuben A. Brower 1930 1964
Robert Francis Byrnes 1939 1964
Charles Hard Townes   1964
David Bicknell Truman 1935 1964
Herman Marluk Wessell 1919 1964
William Willard Wirtz   1964
Arthur Joseph Goldberg   1963
David Rittenhouse Inglis 1928 1963
John Jeppson 1938 1963
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   1963
William Lederle   1963
Archibald MacLeish   1963
Otto Manthey-Zorn   1963
Allison Wilson Marsh 1912 1963
Samuel E. Moriso   1963
Harold Henry Plough 1913 1963
Richard Ward Reuter 1938 1963
Chalmers McGeogh Roberts 1933 1963
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   1963
Philip H. Coombs 1934 1962
Robert Lionne DeWitt 1937 1962
Myron Piper Gilmore 1932 1962
Albert Charles Jacobs   1962
Hollis Freeman Price 1927 1962
Dean Rusk   1962
Frank Cary 1911 1961
Robert Frederick Loeb   1961
John Edward Sawyer   1961
James Siegismund Schramm 1926 1961
Paul Langdon Ward 1933 1961
Stephen Emerson Whicher 1936 1961
John Harris Burt 1940 1960
Charles Woolsey Cole 1927 1960
John Merriam Gaus 1915 1960
William Henry Hastie 1925 1960
Thomas Corwin Mendenhall   1960
Sidney Raymond Packard 1915 1960
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt   1960
Jeffrey John Archer Amherst   1959
Duncan Smith Ballatine 1934 1959
Arthur Carl Lichtenberger   1959
Leonard Page Moore 1919 1959
Abraham Ribicoff   1959
Walter Orr Roberts 1938 1959
William Gurdon Saltonstall   1959
George Kungchao Yeh 1925 1959
George Leslie Cadigan 1933 1958
Alfred Friendly 1933 1958
Carter Goodrich 1918 1958
John Ernest Neale   1958
Frederick H. Wagman 1933 1958
Bruce Barton 1907 1957
Millicent Todd Bingham   1957
Wilburn Camrack Campbell 1932 1957
Morris Albert Copeland 1917 1957
Richard Glenn Gettell 1933 1957
Lawrence MacColl Horton 1932 1957
David Alexander Robert Lindsay, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres 1957
Fred Benjamin Millett 1912 1957
Roy Messer Pearson   1957
Clarence Belden Randall   1957
Robert Hudson George 1911 1956
William Summer Johnson 1936 1956
James Rhyne Killian, Jr.   1956
Grayson Louis Kirk   1956
Jean Paul Mather   1956
Charles Scott Porter 1919 1956
Jesse McLane Trotter 1931 1956
Alfred Hamlin Washburn 1916 1956
Walter R. Agard 1915 1955
Fayette Curtis Canfield 1925 1955
William Montague Cobb 1925 1955
John Bowen Coburn   1955
Edward William Eames 1922 1955
Clarence Francis 1910 1955
Stanley Elroy Qua   1955
Yasaka Takagi   1955
Earl Warren   1955
Robert Ira Blakesley 1929 1954
Leonard Carmichael   1954
Hubert Baker Goodrich 1909 1954
Dag Hammarskjold   1954
William McChesney Martin, Jr.   1954
Marshall H. Stone   1954
Stanley Ferdinand Teele   1954
Albert William Atwood 1903 1953
Doughty Bartlett 1928 1953
Preston Rogers Bassett 1913 1953
Frederick Warren Beekman 1893 1953
Robert McAfee Brown 1943 1953
Erwin Nathaniel Griswold   1953
Christian Archibald Herter   1953
Clifford Lee Lord 1933 1953
Paul Austin Wolfe   1953
Gordon Berry 1902 1952
John Vernon Butler 1927 1952
Walter Gellhorn 1927 1952
Robert A. Lovett   1952
Charles Delahunt Mahaffie   1952
Alfred Sherwood Romer 1917 1952
Kenneth Charles Morton Sills   1952
William Goodwin Avirett 1916 1951
Roger Hazelton 1931 1951
Spencer Miller, Jr. 1912 1951
Randolph Evernghim Paul 1911 1951
Walter Bedell Smith   1951
Robert Sessions Woodworth 1891 1951
Daniel Bliss 1920 1950
John Foster Dulles   1950
Kendall Emerson, Jr. 1897 1950
Charles Henry Sawyer   1950
Kingsley Arter Taft 1925 1950
Benjamin Fletcher Wright   1950