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

    2017                                                                       

Max Fisher

US Vice President Albert Gore Jr.

Rabbi Shlomo Amar     

Israeli President Zalman Shazar

Ernst Cramer

Tal Brody     

 

Thomas O. Hecht

Dr. David Dangoor     

1969

Prof. Lawrence R. Klein

Nily Falic     

US VP Hubert Humphrey

Dan Levenson

Prof. Shafi (Shafrira) Goldwasser    

Chief Justice Earl Warren

Arthur L. Liman

Prof. Avraham Hershko    

 

Ingeborg Hanna Rennert

Dvora (Halter) Kedar    

1970

Samuel Schnitzer

Bernard Henry Lévy    

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir

John H. Slade

Magen David Adom    

 

Prof. H. Eugene Stanley

 

1971

 

 

Prof. Saul Lieberman

1995

Presidential Award of Distinction

 

Stanley Abramovitch

Zeev Abeles

1972

Mendel Aviv

Nissim Dahan, Esq.

Joseph Merton Hyman

Edward I. Baker

Allan Dalfen

Louis John Mintz

Dr. Samuel Broder

Dr. Yonat Floersheim

Albert Parker

Charles Hughes

Sion Harari

 

Dr. Monique Katz

Ruth Morris

1973

Gabriel Levine

Gabriella Nasch

Phillip Stollman

Eric Samson

Dr. Mark and Karen Rivo

Elie Wiesel

Dr. Milton Shiffman

Elliot Tannenbaum

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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