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2019 Honorary Degree Recipients
José Andrés
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Mark S. Humayun (C’84)
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Christina M. (Tina) Tchen
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Joan Rosenhauer
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Dr. Susan Hingle
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Barbara D. Underwood (L’69)
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Emmet G. Sullivan
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
2018 Honorary Degree Recipients
Ernest J. Moniz
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
William D. Phillips
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Brendan Tuohey
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Ursula Burns
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Susan Hockfield (G’79)
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Luci Baines Johnson
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
António Guterres
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Thomas J. Nasca, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Merrick B. Garland
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
2017 Honorary Degree Recipients
Anne Applebaum
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Lonnie Bunch
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Robert B. Cialdini
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Gregory G. Coleman
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Charles R. Lawrence, III
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Arthur T. Minson, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Alice M. Rivlin
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
James H. Shelton, III
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Nathaniel R. Silver
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
2016 Honorary Degree Recipients
Elena Poniatowska Amor
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Bruce Broussard
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Alexandra Cousteau
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Christiana Figueres
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Jeh Johnson
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Beverly Malone
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Daniel H. Pink
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Penny Pritzker
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Eric D. Rosenthal
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Kelley M. Skeff, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Gayle Smith
Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa
Zhang Yuejao
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
2015 Honorary Degree Recipients
Thad W. Allen
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Stephen B. Bright
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Elaine L. Chao
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Norman C. Francis
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Ban Ki-Moon
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John R. Lewis
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Gail J. McGovern
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Vikram Patel, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Charles P. Rose, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
2014 Honorary Degree Recipients
Seyla Benhabib
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Stephen M. Case
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Brother Guy Joseph Consolmagno, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Kenneth R. Feinberg
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Robert Gates
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John  Collins Harvey, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Alan I. Leshner
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Jacob J. Lew
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
George E. Thibault, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
2013 Honorary Degree Recipients
William Cowan
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Dalia Grybauskaite
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
 
Eric Maskin
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Alfred H. Moses
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Madame Sadako Ogata
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Walter Haskell Pincus
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Sir Michael Rawlins, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Lisa Shannon
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Lisa Simpson, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Kevin O. Starr
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
William L. Thomas, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Greta Conway Van Susteren
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
His Excellency Mauro Vieira
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
 
2012 Honorary Degree recipients
Ela R. Bhatt
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Ross Fletcher, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Arthur J. Gajarsa (L’67)
Doctor of Law, Honoris Causa
Mark Green
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Kaya Henderson (SFS’92, G’07)
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Helen Neville
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John A. Payton
Doctor of Law, Honoris Causa, Posthumous
Barry Salzberg
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
David Simon
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Michael Zasloff, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
 
2011 honorary degree recipients
Paul Farmer
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John Howard, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Michael C. Jensen
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Judge Gladys Kessler
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Michael Kaiser
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Laura Chinchilla Miranda
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Diana Natalicio
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John E. Prescott, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Robert M. Solow
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr.
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Richard White
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris  Causa
2010 Honorary Degree Recipients
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Sheila C. Johnson
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Edward P. Jones
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
David Hurst Molyneux
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Dikembe Mutombo
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Mary L. Schapiro
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Bob Lloyd Schieffer
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Judge David S. Tatel
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Reed V. Tuckson
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
 
2009 Honorary Degree Recipients
John Anthony Barasso, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Laurie A. Garrett
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Jessie Gruman
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
The Honorable Chuck Hagel
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa 
James A. Hallock, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Gwen Ifill
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Daniel Kahneman
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
J. Willard Marriott
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Luis Alberto Moreno
Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa
Ana Palacio
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John J. Sweeney
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Seth P. Waxman
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
 
2008 Honorary Degree Recipients 
Kenneth I. Chenault 
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa                                                  
Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Mark R. Dybul, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Haleh Esfandiari
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Carlos M. Gutierrez
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Joel I. Klein
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Wendy Kopp
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Jane Lubchenco
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
 
2007 Honorary Degree Recipients
Bernard Bailyn
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
John C. Bogle
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Stuart Bondurant, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Francis Sellers Collins, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Edward Hirsch
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Ladisas Orsy, S.J.
Doctors of Laws, Honoris Causa
Cynthia Ozick
Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa
Orhan Pamuk
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Catherine B. Reynolds
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Charles Swift
Doctors of Laws, Honoris Causa
Nina Totenberg
Doctors of Laws, Honoris Causa
Paul A. Volcker
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Jim Wallis
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Derek Yach
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
 
2006 Honorary Degree Recipients
Kofi Annan
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa 
Karen Armstrong
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
David Abshire
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Robert Axelrod
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Joseph A. Bellanti, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Benjamin Bradlee
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Ken Burns
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Rick Curry, S.J.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Richard N. Haass
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Hamid Karzai
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Robert Steven Ledley, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Gay J. McDougall
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Joseph Volpe
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa 
 
2005 Honorary Degree Recipients
His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Jill Ker Conway
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Freeman Dyson
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Lee Hamilton
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Eugene Kahn
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Lt. General Kevin Christopher Kiley, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
M. Margaret McKeown
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Paul O’Neill
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
W. Richard West
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa 
 
2004 Honorary Degree Recipients
Christiane Amanpour
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Nicholas Boyle
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Rita Rossi Colwell
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa 
Linda Greenhouse
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa 
Catherine R. Kinney
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa 
Donald Knowlan, M.D.
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Andrea Riccardi
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
David Satcher
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa
Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
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