2009 Honorands

Henry A. Freedman ’62

Executive Director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice

“Reflections on a Lifetime of Lawyering for Economic Justice.”

Robert H. Brown Jr. ’69

Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital

“Searching the Globe for Disease Genes.”

Sir Brian Urquhart

Former undersecretary-general of the United Nations

“Whose Century Is It?”

Saraswathi Vedam ’78

Professor and Director of the University of British Columbia’s Division of Midwifery

‘Fear, Fiction and Fact: Should You Be Afraid of Pregnancy?’


Geoffrey Canada

President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone

“A Community-Based Model for Saving Children”

Mohamed ElBaradei

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency

“The World Today: A Recipe to Save Ourselves”

Shirley M. Tilghman

President of Princeton University

“The Public Good of Private Colleges and Universities”

2008 Honorands

Amherst College To Award Seven Honorary Degrees at Commencement May 21

May 18, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Amherst College will present seven distinguished individuals with honorary degrees at its annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle. Those honored will be: William Amend '84, the creator of "FoxTrot," a widely syndicated comic strip that chronicles the daily adventures of an American family facing the 21st Century.