Honorary Degree Recipients

Brandeis awarded honorary degrees to the following individuals during the May 17 commencement exercises:

Thomas R. Pickering (keynote speaker)
Former United States ambassador
Doctor of Laws

Suzanne Farrell
Ballerina and founder, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the
Kennedy Center
Doctor of Fine Arts

Jamaica Kincaid
Author
Doctor of Humane Letters

Yotam Ottolenghi
Chef, food writer and restaurateur
Doctor of Humane Letters

Helen Hennessy Vendler
Literary critic and the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University
Doctor of Humane Letters