Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Bar-Ilan University awards "Honorary Doctorate" degrees, "President’s Award" or "Lifetime Achievement Award", to the friends of the University who have contributed to its development and advancement, to the public persons who have helped in promoting the University's goals, to scientists, to people of culture and spirit, from Israel and abroad, who have gained their reputation by their activities for the general welfare of the people in Israel and abroad, and to the Torah people who have gained a reputation from their religious articles and their activity for the society and all.

 
Prof. Dan Shechtman - Nobel Laureate and BIU Honorary Doctorate Recipient, 2013

The following is the list of people who received this honor from the University:

1968

1994

Max Fisher

US Vice President Albert Gore Jr.

Israeli President Zalman Shazar

Ernst Cramer

 

Thomas O. Hecht

1969

Prof. Lawrence R. Klein

US Vice President Hubert Humphrey

Dan Levenson

Chief Justice Earl Warren

Arthur L. Liman

 

Ingeborg Hanna Rennert

1970

Samuel Schnitzer

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir

John H. Slade

 

Prof. H. Eugene Stanley

1971

 

Prof. Saul Lieberman

1995

 

Stanley Abramovitch

1972

Mendel Aviv

Joseph Merton Hyman

Edward I. Baker

Louis John Mintz

Dr. Samuel Broder

Albert Parker

Charles Hughes

 

Dr. Monique Katz

1973

Gabriel Levine

Phillip Stollman

Eric Samson

Elie Wiesel

Dr. Milton Shiffman

Rabbi Zemach M. Zambrowsky

Melvin Stein

 

Dr. Laszlo Tauber

1974

Selik Wengrowsky

Mayor Abraham D. Beame

Marion Wiesel

Prof. Ernst Boris Chain

Prof. Meir Wilchek

E. Alec Colman

 

William J. Levitt

1996

Samuel S. Sunenfeld

Prof. Aharon Appelfeld

Axel Springer

Dr. Ruben E. Beraja

 

Zalman Chaim Bernstein

1975

Prof. Leo Esaki

Rabbanit Sarah Herzog

Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer

Paul Zuckerman

Dr. Juergen Luethje

 

Sam Sebba

1976

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Rabbi Dr. Max Gruenwald

 

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Isaac

1997

Nissim

Lorenz Israel Cederbaum

H. Jerome Sisselman

Dr. Donald J. Cohen

U.K. Premier Harold Wilson

Ann S. Deshe

Dr. George S. Wise

Prof. Menachem Elon

 

Isidore Falk

1977

Chaim Fraiman

Shimshon Feldman

Czech President Vaclav Havel

Uri Zvi Greenberg

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller

Chaim Herzog

Rabbi Yosef Kapach

Sir Isaac Wolfson

Mira Koschitzky

 

Natan Sharansky

1978

Sigmund Strochlitz

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin

 

Nissim D. Gaon

1998

Arthur Hubert

Rabbi Haim David Halevy

Dr. Yitshak Kister

Fred Kort

Abraham Spiegel

Yaakov Neeman

Frieda Stollman

Joseph Orgler

Max Stollman

Orna Porat

 

Justice Meir Shamgar

1979

Naomi Shemer

Senator Frank Church

Henry Taub

Lazarus Phillips

 

Prof. Raul Prebish

1999

Moshe Schnitzer

Dina Berniker

Simone Veil

Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen

 

Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

1980

Rachel Dahan

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren

Jack Gradel

Ludwig Jesselson

Dr. Moshe Green

Hermann Merkin

Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry

Lord Rothschild

Prof. Brian D. Josephson

Prof. Dov Sadan

Dr. Mordecai Katz

Jane Stern

Pastor Friedrich-Wilhelm Fritz May

Philip F. Vineberg

Marcus Rosenberg

 

Irving Schneider

1981

 

Rabbi Mordechai Kirshblum

 2000

Prof. Emanuel Levinas

 Joseph Fröhlich West

Dr. Irving Moskowitz

Prof. Raymond V. Damadian

Philip Slomovitz

Governor Gray Davis

Jack D. Weiler

Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel

 

Australian Prime Minister John

1982

Howard

Arthur Belfer

Tova Ilan

Diane Belfer

Eliahu Izakson

Mayor Tom Bradley

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein

Arnold Finkler

Shlomo Moussaieff

Prof. Simcha Noah Kramer

Peter Rzepka

Stanley Lewis

Moshe Sanbar

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Prof. Werner (Abraham David)

Dr. Itzhak Ernst Nebenzahl

Silberstein

Shlomo Zalman Shragai

Max Webb

 

 

1983

 Lifetime Achievement Award:

S. Daniel Abraham

 Rabbi Prof. Emanuel Rackman

Dr. Leon Fill

 

Heinz Galinski

 

Prof. Nehama Leibowitz

2001

Sir Neville Mott

Elaine Bloom

Prof. A. Neher

Prof. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

Dr. Arno A. Penzias

Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg

Sir Michael Sobell

Prof. Friedrich Ernst Peter

Jerome L. Stern

Hirzebruch

Morton Tartar

Dr. David Jeselsohn

Sir Leonard Wolfson

Anne Lehmann

David Zimand

Prof. Deborah Lipstadt

 

Gitta Nagel

1984

Elyakim Rubinstein

Louis Bloomfield

Nina Avidar Weiner

Neri Bloomfield

Maurice Wohl C.B.E.

Henry Knobil

Prof. A.B. Yehoshua

Naftali Lavi

Rabbi Yehoshua Yogel

Clarence D. Long

 

Bruce Rappaport

Award of Distinction:

Joseph Tanenbaum

Ruth & Baruch Rappaport

 

 

1985

Alumnus of the Year:

US Vice President George Bush

IDF Chief of the Gen. Staff Lt.

Prof. Charles Fefferman

Gen. Shaul Mofaz

Prof. Abe Gelbart

 

Henri Glasberg

2002

Charles Krown

Lady Amelie Jakobovits

Irving Stone

Prof. Alan J. Heeger

Herbert Tanzer

Cynthia Ozick

Gov. Pete Wilson

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Rena Zimand

Anna Hitter Webb

 

Vivienne Wohl

1986

 

Prof. Morton Bloomfield

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Dr. Josef Burg

Sami Shamoon

Prof. Irwin Cotler

 

Leona Finkler

Awards of Distinction:

Thomas J. Klutznik

S. Daniel Abraham

Mayor Edward Koch

Aharon & Rachel Dahan

Venezuelan President, Dr. Jaime

Leslie L. Gonda

Lusinchi

Jesselson Family

Shimon Peres

Drs. Mordecai & Monique Katz

Joseph Solomon

Jack & Gitta Nagel

Lord Rayner

Dr. Edward Steinberg

 

Max & Anna Webb

1987

 

Joseph Berman

2003

Dr. Armand Hammer

Ronnie Benin-Barr

Max M. Kampelman

Bronia Hacker

Prof. Ezra Zion Melamed

Amos Hakham

Roy R. Neuberger

Israeli President Moshe Katsav

Prof. Isador Isaac Rabi

Sami Shamoon

Blanca Roven Wintner

Rabbi Prof. David Weiss Halivni

Prof. Rosalyn S. Yalow

Prof. Xu Xin

 

 

1988

Presidential Award of Honor:

Michael Floersheim

Aharon Dahan

Dina Halpern

 

Benjamin Netanyahu

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Dr. Robert Barton Nussenblatt

Benny Landa

Prof. Emanuel R. Piore

 

Prof. Sir Randolph Quirk

Award of Distinction:

Moshe Unna

Drs. Vivienne & Maurice Wohl

 

C.B.E.

1989

 

Herbert Berman

2004

Rabbi Pynchas Brener

Josef (Yoske) Achituv

Rena Costa

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Shaul Mofaz

Prof. Martin Gilbert

Father Takeji Otsuki

Prof. Shedon Lee Glashow

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks

Solomon Krok

Moshe Shamir

Abraham Krok

Gabi Weisfeld

Lilly Shapell

 

Paul A. Volcker

Award of Distinction:

Lord Young

Barbara Kort

Jacobo Zabludovsky

 

 

2005

1990

Prof. Richard Axel

Prof. Joel D. Cooper

José Maria Aznar

Jerome I. Feldman

Prof. Alan Dershowitz

Prof. Herbert A. Hauptman

Australian Foreign Minister the

Prof. A. Leo Levin

Hon. Alexander Downer

Prof. Igor Makarov

Eng. Israel Feldman

Prof. Rem Petrov

Samuel Gewurz

Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

David Gradel

Herman Wouk

Teddy Kollek

 

Barbara Kort

1991

Benny Landa

Samuel Cula-Rosenblat

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

Maria Finkle

Ehud Manor

Jacqueline Goldman

Conrad Morris

Dr. Ronald Hoffman

Eli Reifman

Rabbi Carl Klein

 

South African President Frederik

Lifetime Achievement Award:

W. de Klerk

The Hon. Irwin Cotler

Dr. Manfred Lehmann

 

Alfred Mackler

2006

Henry G. Plitt

Prof. Robert J. Aumann

Ruth Rappaport

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

Italian Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff

Naim Dangoor

Dr. Tova Comet-Walerstein

Joseph Fetter

 

Mina Goodman

1992

Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman

Aharon Dahan

Harvey M. Krueger

Charles Dimston

Prof. K. Alex Müller

Mikhail Gorbachev

Ephraim Propp

Ruslyn Khasbulatov

Aliki Rzepka

Lord Rabbi Dr. Immanuel

Jacob Shachar

Jakobovits

Angela Shamoon

Jacob Barry Kowarsky

Mortimer Zuckerman

Prof. Bernard Lewis

The Gesher Theatre

Arnold Lorber

 

Ian Macdonald Mackenzie

Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Loyd Harvey McNicol

S. Daniel Abraham

Avraham Moshe Naftal

Nurit Hirsch

Dr. Hasia Yoffe-Naftal

 

Prof. Yuri Osipov

President's Award for

Pearl Resnick

Outstanding Educational Projects

Dr. Edward L. Steinberg

in Israel:

Dr. Gebhard Ziller

The Atidim Foundation, under

 

the chaimanship of Eitan

1993

Wertheimer

Shoshanna S. Cardin

 

Dr. Harry Ginsburg

AMMI (Friend of Israel) Prize:

Zevulun Hammer

Michel LeGrand

Judith & Gerson Leiber

 

Robert Lifton

2007

Manfred H. Meyer

Prof. Aaron J. Ciechanover

Jack Nagel

Nochi Dankner

Naphtali Lipschutz

Abraham (Abe) Foxman

Prof. Michael Pepper

Patricia Friedland

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Dan Gilerman

Rabbi Dr. David Moshe Rosen

Everard Goodman

Edmundo Safdie

Menashe Kadishman

Jay Schottenstein

Marc Rich

Saul Schottenstein

Jack Slomovic

Lady Margaret Thatcher

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award:

 

Yehoram Gaon

 

 

 

2008

 

Allan Friedland

  Adv. Yair Green
  Prof. Theodor W. Hänsch
  Maurice Kanbar
  S. Lee Kohrman
  Prof. Yuan T. Lee
  Aharon Megged
  Avi Shaked
  Prof. Rabbi Avraham Steinberg
   
  Lifetime Achievement Award:
  Mr. Shimon Peres,
President of the State of Israel
 

 

  2009
  Father Patrick Desbois
  Arie (Lova) Eliav
  David Fuhrer
  Prof. Ruth Gavison
  Prof. Walter Khon
  Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm
  Meir Shamir
  Alan Zekelman
  Miriam Zohar
   
  Award of Destinction:
  The Re'im Duo
   
  2010
  Justice Prof. Aharon Barak
  Prof. Ada Yonath
  Rabbi Chananya Chollak
  Prof. Robert Floyd Curl
  Eli Hurvitz
  Lea Koenig Stolper
  Dr. Alvin T. Levitt
  Cherna Shovers Moskowitz
  Barre Seid
  Norman Sternthal
  Romie Tager QC
   
  2011
  Prof. Luc Montagnier
  Justice Hadassa Ben-Itto
  Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi
  Rabbi Haim Meir Drukman
  Mr. Marcos David Katz
  Mrs. Barbara Seid
  Mrs. Galia Maor
  Mr. Eli Amir
   
 

2012

 

Angelica Berrie

 

Shlomo Bar-Shavit

 

Marc Gold

 

Michael (Mick) Lawrence Davis

 

Shlomo Yanai

 

Hubert Leven

 

Rabbi Haim Sabato

 

Malka Puterkovsky

 

Prof. Albert Fert

   
 

2013

  Prof.  Dan Shechtman
  The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  Selim Yehoshua Salti
  Prof. Edward C. Prescott
  Morris Kahn
  Efraim Halevy
  Mario Moshe Levy
  Shmuel Atzmon-Wircer
  Susanne Czuker
   
 

2014

 
  Prof. Martin Karplus
 
  Prof. Michael Levitt
 
 
  Rabbi Prof. Moshe David Tendler
  Mr. Haim Topol
  Prof. Arieh Warshel
 
   
 
2015
 
  Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, 10th President of the State of Israel
  Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz
  Sir Andre Geim 
  Col. Richard Kemp 
  Dr. Sam Alter
  Dr. Joseph Ciechanover
  Rabbanit Chana Henkin
  Rabbi Nachum L. Rabinovitch
  Raymond Ackerman
  Tzipora Mizrahi-Carasso & Ariel Carasso
 
  Blu Greenberg
  Sergio Grosskopf
  Laurent Trau
  Taglit-Birthright Israel
   
   

 

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