Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella to address Brandeis University’s 66th Commencement

Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, a renowned expert on human-rights law, will deliver the commencement address at Brandeis University’s 66th Commencement on May 21. She will be among five distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees from Brandeis at the Commencement ceremony.

Brandeis will confer honorary degrees on Abella; computer scientist Leslie Lamport, MA’63, PhD’72; Provost Lisa M. Lynch, P’17; former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; and Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
“The remarkable honorary degree recipients we will honor at Commencement embody the values that guide Brandeis’ mission: They have demonstrated a commitment to intellectual rigor, have thought critically about the issues they have advanced, and have dedicated their talents and lives to repairing and improving the world,” Liebowitz said.

Read the full press release about the Commencement 2017 speaker and honorary degree recipients on BrandeisNow.