Honorary Degree Recipients by Name

Name Class Year Date Received
John E. Abele 1959 2011
Abdurazzack (Zackie) Achmat   2010
Paul J. Adams III   1995
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   2018
Yuri N. Afanasyev   1990
Walter R. Agard 1915 1955
Danielle Allen   2018
Ralph Gilmore Allen 1955 1980
Frederick S. Allis 1935 1965
Christiane Amanpour   2012
William J.C. Amend III 1984 2000
Jeffrey John Archer Amherst   1959
Robert Orville Anderson   1977
Carl Andrews   1968
William Dorey Andrews 1952 1977
Gregory R. Anrig   1978
Jim Ansara 1982 2015
Robert Olney Anthony 1926 1976
Farzam Arbab 1964 1989
Charles K. Arter, Jr. 1936 1971
Kazuo Asakai 1967 2005
Arthur Ashe, Jr.   1993
William Atherton 1939 1969
Albert William Atwood 1903 1953
K. Frank Austen 1950 2000
William Goodwin Avirett 1916 1951
David Babbott 1951 1981
Kenneth H. Bacon 1966 2001
Sheila C. Bair   2012
Duncan Smith Ballatine 1934 1959
Shigeru Ban   2005
Margaret Bangser 1981 2009
Edward L. Barnes   1984
Harry G. Barnes, Jr. 1949 1984
James J. Barnes 1954 1999
Doughty Bartlett 1928 1953
Bruce Barton 1907 1957
Preston Rogers Bassett 1913 1953
Kathleen Deanna Battle   1990
Richard Reeve Baxter   1980
Frederick Warren Beekman 1893 1953
George B. Beitzel 1950 1987
Douglas J. Bennet   1999
Lucy Peters Wilson Benson   1974
Gordon Berry 1902 1952
Millicent Todd Bingham   1957
David Blackwell   1988
Robert Ira Blakesley 1929 1954
Daniel Bliss 1920 1950
Barry R. Bloom 1958 1990
Winton Blount   1990
Alan M. Blum 1969 2006
Cornelius Bodine 1938 1973
Christopher A. Bohjalian 1982 2016
William M. Boyd II   1981
Gerald Warren Brace 1922 1969
David Frantz Bradford 1960 1985
Paul Errol Bragdon 1950 1980
Lyman August Brewer III 1928 1978
Kingman Brewster, Jr.    1967
Joseph Brodsky   1989
Edward William Brooke   1972
David Brooks   2014
Reuben A. Brower 1930 1964
Charles L. Brown   1984
Peter Brown   2009
Harrison Scott Brown   1966
Robert H. Brown 1969 2008
Robert McAfee Brown 1943 1953
Elizabeth Wissman Bruss 1981
Robert S. Brustein 1947 1972
J. Robert Buchanan 1950 1985
Mary Ingraham Bunting   1965
Kenneth Lauren Burns   1991
William J. Burns   2016
John Harris Burt 1940 1960
John Vernon Butler 1927 1952
Robert Francis Byrnes 1939 1964
George Leslie Cadigan 1933 1958
Colin Goetz Campbell   1972
Wilburn Camrack Campbell 1932 1957
Rafael Campo 1987 2004
Geoffrey Canada   2008
Fayette Curtis Canfield 1925 1955
Eric Carle   2015
Leonard Carmichael   1954
Frank Cary 1911 1961
William Lucius Cary   1965
Yanira Castro 1993 2017
William M. Chace   1990
J. Clarence Chambers, Jr. 1930 1980
Julius L. Chambers   1987
John Wesley Chandler   1974
Peggy Charren   1999
Noam Chomsky   1995
Steven Chu   2017
Henry G. Cisneros   1987
Curt I. Civin 1970 2001
Homer H. Clark, Jr. 1939 1979
Kenneth Bancroft Clark   1969
Sonya Clark 1989 2015
Constance E. Clayton   1990
William Montague Cobb 1925 1955
John Bowen Coburn   1955
Charles Woolsey Cole 1927 1960
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr.   1976
Marva N. Collins   1982
Tucker Collins 1975 1998
Lucian Joseph Colucci 1937 1977
James Pierpont Comer   1991
John J. Conger 1943 1983
Frederic (Ted) Conover 1980 2001
Silvio O. Conte   1974
Jill Ker Conway   1976
Will Mercer Cook 1925 1965
Radhika Coomaraswamy   2000
Philip H. Coombs 1934 1962
Morris Albert Copeland 1917 1957
Archibald Cox   1974
G. Armour Craig 1937 1986
William Cronon   2017
Theodore L. Cross 1946 1988
Inger K. Damon 1984 2016
Natalie Zemon Davis   2005
Thomas M. Davis III 1971 2009
Wallace C. Dayton 1943 1994
John Edward Deady 1947 1969
Morris Dees   2018
Victoria DeLee   1972
Jorg Demus   1981
Anita Desai   2002
John Mark Deutch 1961 1978
Robert Lionne DeWitt 1937 1962
Colin S. Diver 1965 1990
Paul Howard Douglas   1966
John W. Dower 1959 2002
Roddy Doyle (October 31, 1997) 1997 1997
Martin Duberman   2012
Joseph D. Duffey   1983
Esther Duflo   2017
John Foster Dulles   1950
Mary Maples Dunn   1987
Davis Burton Durk 1957 1972
Ronald Dworkin   1996
Thomas Francis Eagleton 1950 1970
Edward William Eames 1922 1955
Mac Vincent Edds 1938 1968
Marion Wright Edelman   1985
Christopher F. Edley   1986
Mohamed ElBaradei   2008
Kendall Emerson, Jr. 1897 1950
Thomas Irwin Emerson   1976
Joshua M. Epstein 1976 2010
Cushing Esty, Jr. 1950 1970
Edwin Deacon Etherington   1968
Sandra Faber   2016
Robert Fagles 1955 1990
William Martin Fairbank   1972
Adam Falk   2011
William W. Falsgraf 1955 1986
Paul Farmer   2005
Richard F. Fenno, Jr. 1948 1986
James W. Fernandez 1952 1992
Antonio Luis Ferré 1955 1995
Luis Alberte Ferré    1970
David Ferry 1946 2006
Robert W. Field 1965 1997
Gerald R. Fink 1962 1982
Frances FitzGerald   1988
Patrick Fitzgerald 1982 2007
Thomas J. B. Flanagan 1945 1995
Leon Fleisher   2009
Clarence Francis 1910 1955
Helen Frankenthaler   1979
John Hope Franklin   1998
Henry A. Freedman 1962 2008
Richard M. Freeland 1963 1998
Alfred Friendly 1933 1958
Hiroaki Fujii 1958 2001
Koichiro Fujikura 1961 1991
Ellen V. Futter   1984
Andrew G. Galef 1954 1994
John I. Gallin 1965 1988
John Merriam Gaus 1915 1960
Alfred Gellhorn 1903 1969
Walter Gellhorn 1927 1952
Robert Hudson George 1911 1956
William H. Gerdts 1949 1992
Tom Gerety   2003
Richard Glenn Gettell 1933 1957
Julian Howard Gibbs 1946 1971
Myron Piper Gilmore 1932 1962
Ruth Bader Ginsburg   1991
John Glenn   2005
Steven M. Gluckstern 1972 1997
Kurt Godel   1967
Stephen Payne Goff 1973 1996
Arthur Joseph Goldberg   1963
Herman Heine Goldstine   1978
Ellen Holtz Goodman   1982
Sherri Wasserman Goodman 1981 2018
Carter Goodrich 1918 1958
Hubert Baker Goodrich 1909 1954
Doris Kearns Goodwin   1996
Philip Gossett 1962 1993
Katharine Graham   1987
Stephen Walkley Grant 1930 1970
Frederick D. Greene II 1949 1969
Erwin Nathaniel Griswold   1953
H. Irving Grousbeck 1956 2000
James Alfred Guest, Jr. 1962 1997
James Alfred Guest, Sr. 1933 1971
Robert Henry Guest 1939 1974
Werner L. Gundersheimer 1959 1984
F. Otto Haas, 1936 1991
John Charles Haas 1940 1975
Frederic Murray Hadley 1928 1973
Rosanne Haggerty 1982 2003
John Scoville Hall 1930 1980
John Whitney Hall 1939 1989
Dag Hammarskjold   1954
Eric Pratt Hamp 1942 1972
O.B. Hardison, Jr.   1980
Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris   1989
Kitty Carlisle Hart   1986
Joseph H. Hartzler 1972 1998
William Henry Hastie 1925 1960
Albert Hermann Hastorf III 1942 1967
Samuel Perkins Hayes, Jr. 1931 1966
Ulric St. Clair Haynes 1952 2012
Roger Hazelton 1931 1951
Patrick Healy, Jr. 1932 1972
Christian Archibald Herter   1953
James McNaughton Hester   1975
A. Leon Higginbotham   1979
Albert O. Hirschman   2004
Jeffrey A. Hoffman 1966 1999
Freddie Bryant Hollister 1987 2013
Robert Ross Holloway 1956 1976
Benjamin L. Hooks   1978
Lawrence MacColl Horton 1932 1957
Amos B. Hostetter 1958 2006
Frederick E. Hoxie 1969 1994
Marie-Helene Huet   1986
Henry Stuart Hughes 1937 1967
Charlayne Hunter-Gault   1997
Gwen Ifill   1998
David Rittenhouse Inglis 1928 1963
Molly Ivins   1994
Albert Charles Jacobs   1962
Asma Jahangir   2003
Madeline P. Janis 1982 2013
Valerie Jarrett P'07 2007 2007
Charlene Drew Jarvis   1994
Peter Jennings   2002
John Jeppson 1938 1963
Kirk R. Johnson 1982 2016
Victor Samuel Johnson, Jr. 1938 1978
William Summer Johnson 1936 1956
Cullen Jones   2014
Howard W. Jones, Jr. 1931 1986
Kellie Jones 1981 2018
Georgeanna Seeger Jones   1986
Toshikazu Kase 1927 1982
Arno  Richard Kassander, Jr. 1941 1971
Harry V. Keefe, Jr. 1943 1987
Alexander M. (Sandy) Keith 1950 1996
Andrew W. Kendall 1983 2011
Henry Way Kendall 1950 1975
John  Plimpton Kendall 1951 1976
Elizabeth Topham Kennan   1980
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   1963
David Aaron Kessler 1973 1992
James Rhyne Killian, Jr.   1956
Sung-Joo Kim 1981 2000
Jamaica Kincaid   1996
Grayson Louis Kirk   1956
Samuel Brown Kirkwood  (in Beirut)   1966
Samuel F. Kitchell 1943 1983
Jeffrey Kittay 1965 1997
Stephen Cole Kleene 1930 1970
Joel Klein   2007
Philip A. Knachel   1984
Henry Koffler   1981
Melvin Kranzberg 1938 1983
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross   1975
Takakazu Kuriyama 1956 1995
Brian P. Lamb   1995
Philip Landrigan   2018
Aaron Jonathan Lansky   1998
David M. Lawrence 1962 1994
Jacob A. Lawrence   1996
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot   2016
Rice C. Leach 1962 1987
William Lederle   1963
Alfred Sargent Lee 1941 1971
Thai Lee 1980 2014
Martin C.M. Lee   1997
LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.   2003
Richard S. LeFrak 1967 1998
James Lehrer   1999
Jacqueline Levy-Despas   1965
Charles Ashby Lewis 1964 2003
David K. Lewis 1964 2012
Arthur Carl Lichtenberger   1959
John Hugh Liedtke 1942 1977
Donald A. B. Lindberg 1954 1979
David Alexander Robert Lindsay, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres 1957
Sol Linowitz   1968
Robert Frederick Loeb   1961
Charles R. Longsworth 1951 1971
Clifford Lee Lord 1933 1953
Robert A. Lovett   1952
Richard R. Lower 1951 1971
Douglas R. Lowy 1964 1992
Graca Machel (5/12/05 in New York) 2005 2005
Archibald MacLeish   1963
Charles Delahunt Mahaffie   1952
Nelson Mandela (5/12/05 in New York) 2005 2005
Otto Manthey-Zorn   1963
Edward Jones Manwell 1925 1975
Andrew R. Marks 1976 2009
Wynton Marsalis   1997
Allison Wilson Marsh 1912 1963
William McChesney Martin, Jr.   1954
Vilma S. Martinez   1983
Anthony W. Marx   2012
Walter E. Massey   1992
Jean Paul Mather   1956
Yoshinori Matsuyama   1987
Evan Maclyn Maurer 1966 1996
Gabrielle Kirk McDonald   2001
William Shield McFeely 1952 1982
Ian Lennox McHarg   1970
Donald F. McHenry   1980
Donald Holman McLean, Jr. 1932 1977
Robert Strange McNamara   1966
John McPhee   2012
Mary Patterson McPherson   1999
Leonard C. Meeker 1937 1967
Thomas Corwin Mendenhall   1960
James Ingram Merrill 1947 1968
Oliver Boutwell Merrill, Jr. 1925 1976
Michael Howard Merson 1966 1996
James William Miller 1935 1973
Spencer Miller, Jr. 1912 1951
Fred Benjamin Millett 1912 1957
Patrick J. Mogan   1979
John Usher Monro   1973
Leonard Page Moore 1919 1959
Charles Hill Morgan II   1972
Robert Morgenthau 1941 1966
Samuel E. Morison   1963
Philip Morrison   1987
Barbara Adams Mowat   1997
Monique Mujawamariya   1995
Elon Musk   2009
Walter Dean Myers   2010
Ralph Nader   1972
Peter A. Nadosy   2001
John Ernest Neale   1958
John Henry Neale 1924 1974
Constance Berry Newman   1981
Edward N. Ney 1946 1991
Paul H. Nitze   1989
Jessye Norman   1992
Paul Nurse   2010
Francis Oakley   1986
Sadako Ogata   1993
Charles Ogletree   2002
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   2009
Grace Olivarez   1973
Tillie Lerner Olsen   1998
Van Doorn Ooms 1956 1981
Minoru Oya   2003
Sidney Raymond Packard 1915 1960
George Papandreou 1975 2002
Frederick Allan Parker 1920 1973
Gordon Parks   2003
Gail Kern Paster   2011
Franklin Patterson   1970
Randolph Evernghim Paul 1911 1951
Harry C. Payne   1994
Roy Messer Pearson   1957
Roger Tory Peterson   1977
Jane Pfeiffer   1980
Edmund S. Phelps 1955 1985
Dianne H. Pilgrim   1991
Calvin Hastings Plimpton 1939 1971
Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton 1922 1973
Harold Henry Plough 1913 1963
Richard Poirer 1949 1978
Charles Scott Porter '19 1919 1956
Peter R. Pouncey   1995
Samantha Power   2006
Helen Prejean   1997
Frank Press   1983
Hollis Freeman Price 1927 1962
Hugh B. Price 1963 1995
Leontyne Price   1987
Gregory S. Prince, Jr.   1991
Wendy Puriefoy   2006
Percy Qoboza   1979
Stanley Elroy Qua   1955
Franklin D. Raines    2000
Clarence Belden Randall   1957
Paul Augustus Raushenbush 1920 1970
Diane Ravitch   1986
Richard Ward Reuter 1938 1963
Abraham Ribicoff   1959
Paul J. Rieckhoff III 1998 2013
Bruce Ritter   1982
Alice Rivlin   2015
Chalmers McGeogh Roberts 1933 1963
Cokie Roberts   1993
Walter Orr Roberts 1938 1959
Marilynne Robinson   2007
John Rock   1965
Jon E. Rohde, M.D. 1963 1983
Barrett Rollins 1974 2017
Alfred Sherwood Romer 1917 1952
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt   1960
Harvey J. Rosenfield 1974 2010
Theodore Harvey Rosengarten 1966 1991
Amy Rosenzweig 1988 2005
Dennis Ross   2002
Philip Roth   1993
Donald (Skip) Routh   2004
Peter Rubinstein 1964 2017
Salman Rushdie (April 4, 1997) 1997 1997
Dean Rusk   1962
David O. Russell 1981E 2002
Pardis Sabeti   2015
Yasuo Sakakibara (posthumously)   2014
Harrison Evans Salisbury   1985
Mary Jo Salter   2010
William Gurdon Saltonstall   1959
Myriam Sarachik   2006
Charles Henry Sawyer   1950
John Edward Sawyer   1961
Marjorie Scardino   2010
Morton O. Schapiro   2001
Barry Scheck   2013
Robert O. Schlaifer 1934 1979
James Siegismund Schramm 1926 1961
H. Axel Schupf 1957 2007
Ernest B. Seasholes 1955 1988
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick   2001
Kate Seelye   2004
Talcott Williams Seelye 1944 1974
Eustace Seligman 1910 1965
Roger Huntington Sessions   1969
Donna Edna Shalala   1992
George Latimer Shinn 1945 1982
Kenneth Charles Morton Sills   1952
Nate Silver   2014
Philip Simmons 1980 2002
Adele Smith Simmons   1977
Ruth J. Simmons   1995
Nina Simone   1977
Gary Alan Sinise   2003
Theda Skocpol   2004
Hedrick L. Smith   1992
Paul Smith 1976 2015
Walter Bedell Smith   1951
Wole Soyinka   1997
Joan E. Spero   1997
Lesley R. Stahl   1997
Frank Stella   2009
James R. Steinman 1969 2013
Robert L. Stern 1953 1988
Roger L. Stevens   1968
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   1963
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz 1964 1974
J. Sydney Stillman 1929 1979
Ben Frank Stoltzfus 1949 1974
Isidor Feinstein Stone   1970
Marshall H. Stone   1954
Robert Stone   2005
David C. Suzuki 1958 1989
F. Wylie Sypher 1927 1977
Sarah Sze   2014
Kingsley Arter Taft 1925 1950
Yasaka Takagi   1955
Stanley Ferdinand Teele   1954
Shirley Tilghman   2008
Wright Tisdale 1939 1966
J. Peter Toennies 1952 2007
Charles Hard Townes   1964
Robert Trivers   2004
Jesse McLane Trotter 1931 1956
David Bicknell Truman 1935 1964
Edwin M. Truman 1963 1988
Stansfield Turner 1945 1976
Naozo Ueno   1980
John Updike   1983
Brian Urquhart   2008
Cyrus Roberts Vance   1975
Harold E. Varmus 1961 1984
Saraswathi Vedam 1978 2008
Helen Vendler   2002
Peter Morrison Vitousek 1971 2003
Paul Volcker   2011
Frederick H. Wagman 1933 1958
George Wald   1968
Patricia Wald   1988
Jimmy Wales   2010
David Foster Wallace  1985 1999
Diana Chapman Walsh   2013
Louis Humphrey Walz   1981
John William Ward   1979
Paul Langdon Ward 1933 1961
Colston Estey Warne   1980
Paul Culliton Warnke   1985
Earl Warren   1955
Alfred Hamlin Washburn 1916 1956
Wendy Wasserstein   2000
Richard A. Wasserstrom 1957 1982
Alice Waters   2011
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.        1985
Robert Clifton Weaver   1967
Leslie Tillotson Webster, Jr. 1947 1982
William Hedgcock Webster   1975
Kimmie L. Weeks 2005 2011
Herman Marluk Wessell 1919 1964
W. Richard West   2006
Clifton Wharton, Jr.   1983
Stephen Emerson Whicher 1936 1961
Ernest Miller Whitcomb 1904 1965
John C. Whitehead   1993
Albert Nathaniel Whiting 1938 1968
Marina von Neumann Whitman   1978
Thomas Porter Whitney 1937 1972
John Fox Wieland 1958 1993
Richard Wilbur 1942 1967
L. Stanton Williams 1941 1981
Sylvia H. Williams   1989
August Wilson   1999
Eugene Smith Wilson 1929 1971
William Julius Wilson   2005
William Willard Wirtz   1964
Carl Woese 1950 1985
Paul Austin Wolfe   1953
Irving J. Wolman 1925 1975
Robert L. Woodbury 1960 1990
Leonard Woodcock   1976
Robert Sessions Woodworth 1891 1951
John Newton Worcester 1921 1971
Benjamin Fletcher Wright   1950
Jeffrey Wright 1987 2004
Andrew Wyeth   1967
Thomas H. Wyman 1951 1993
Robert Yarchoan 1971 2013
George Kungchao Yeh 1925 1959
Paul Yock 1973 2007
Jide J. Zeitlin 1985 2014
Cardinal Joseph Zen   2007