Announcing the 2019 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

April 2, 2019

Dear Brandeisians,

I’m pleased to announce this year’s honorary degree recipients and Commencement speaker. Deborah Lipstadt — the 100th person to receive a PhD at Brandeis when she earned hers in 1976 — is one of the best-known historians of the Holocaust. I know Deborah, who won a libel suit against a notorious Holocaust denier and became the inspiration for the 2016 feature film “Denial,” will deliver a powerful address to our graduates, families, and supporters. You will find the full announcement on BrandeisNOW.