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.

Honorary Doctorate Ceremony

1968
Max Fisher, Israeli Primeminister Zalman Shazar

1969
US VP Hubert Humphrey, Chief Justice Earl Warren

1970
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir

1971
Prof. Saul Lieberman

1972
Joseph Merton Hyman, Louis John Mintz, Albert Parker

1973
Phillip Stollman, Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Zemach M. Zambrowsky

1974
Mayor Abraham D. Beame, Prof. Ernst Boris Chain, E. Alec Colman, William J. Levitt, Samuel S. Sunenfeld, Axel Springer

1975
Rabbanit Sarah Herzog, Paul Zuckerman

1976
Rabbi Dr. Max Gruenwald, Emeritus Chief Rabbi Isaac Nissim, H. Jerome Sisselman, U.K. Premier Harold Wilson, Dr. George S. Wise

1977
Shimshon Feldman, Uri Zvi Greenberg, Chaim Herzog, Sir Isaac Wolfson

1978
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Nissim D. Gaon, Arthur Hubert, Dr. Yitshak Kister, Abraham Spiegel, Frieda Stollman, Max Stollman

1979
Senator Frank Church, Lazarus Phillips, Prof. Raul Prebish, Moshe Schnitzer, Simone Veil

1980
Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren, Ludwig Jesselson, Hermann Merkin, Lord Rothschild, Prof. Dov Sadan, Jane Stern, Philip F. Vineberg

1981
Rabbi Mordechai Kirshblum, Prof. Emanuel Levinas, Dr. Irving Moskowitz, Philip Slomovitz, Jack D. Weiler

1982
Arthur Belfer, Diane Belfer, Mayor Tom Bradley, Arnold Finkler, Prof. Simcha Noah Kramer, Stanley Lewis, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Dr. Itzhak Ernst Nebenzahl, Shlomo Zalman Shragai

1983
S. Daniel Abraham, Dr. Leon Fill, Heinz Galinski, Prof. Nehama Leibowitz, Sir Neville Mott, Prof. A. Neher, Dr. Arno A. Penzias, Sir Michael Sobell, Jerome L. Stern, Morton Tartar, Sir Leonard Wolfson, David Zimand

1984
Louis Bloomfield, Neri Bloomfield, Henry Knobil, Naftali Lavi, Clarence D. Long, Bruce Rappaport, Joseph Tanenbaum

1985
US Vice President George Bush, Prof. Charles Fefferman, Prof. Abe Gelbart, Henri Glasberg, Charles Krown, Irving Stone, Herbert Tanzer, Gov. Pete Wilson, Rena Zimand

1986
Prof. Morton Bloomfield, Dr. Josef Burg, Prof. Irwin Cotler, Leona Finkler, Thomas J. Klutznik, Mayor Edward Koch, Venezuelan President, Dr. Jaime Lusinchi, Shimon Peres, Joseph Solomon, Lord Rayner

1987
Joseph Berman, Dr. Armand Hammer, Max M. Kampelman, Prof. Ezra Zion Melamed, Roy R. Neuberger, Prof. Isador Isaac Rabi, Blanca Roven Wintner, Prof. Rosalyn S. Yalow

1988
Michael Floersheim, Dina Halpern, Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr. Robert Barton Nussenblatt, Prof. Emanuel R. Piore, Prof. Sir Randolph Quirk, Moshe Unna

1989
Herbert Berman, Rabbi Pynchas Brener, Rena Costa, Prof. Martin Gilbert, Prof. Shedon Lee Glashow, Solomon Krok, Abraham Krok, Lilly Shapell, Paul A. Volcker, Lord Young, Jacobo Zabludovsky

1990
Prof. Joel D. Cooper, Jerome I. Feldman, Prof. Herbert A. Hauptman, Prof. A. Leo Levin, Prof. Igor Makarov, Prof. Rem Petrov, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Herman Wouk

1991
Samuel Cula-Rosenblat, Maria Finkle, Jacqueline Goldman, Dr. Ronald Hoffman, Rabbi Carl Klein, South African President Frederik, W. de Klerk, Dr. Manfred Lehmann, Alfred Mackler, Henry G. Plitt, Ruth Rappaport, Italian Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff, Dr. Tova Comet-Walerstein

1992
Aharon Dahan, Charles Dimston, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ruslyn Khasbulatov, Lord Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits, Jacob Barry Kowarsky, Prof. Bernard Lewis, Arnold Lorber, Ian Macdonald Mackenzie, Loyd Harvey McNicol, Avraham Moshe Naftal, Dr. Hasia Yoffe-Naftal, Prof. Yuri Osipov, Pearl Resnick, Dr. Edward L. Steinberg, Dr. Gebhard Ziller

1993
Shoshanna S. Cardin, Dr. Harry Ginsburg, Zevulun Hammer, Judith & Gerson Leiber, Robert Lifton, Manfred H. Meyer, Jack Nagel, Naphtali Lipschutz, Prof. Michael Pepper, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Rabbi Dr. David Moshe Rosen, Edmundo Safdie, Jay Schottenstein, Saul Schottenstein, Lady Margaret Thatcher

1994
US Vice President Albert Gore Jr., Ernst Cramer, Thomas O. Hecht, Prof. Lawrence R. Klein, Dan Levenson, Arthur L. Liman, Ingeborg Hanna Rennert, Samuel Schnitzer, John H. Slade, Prof. H. Eugene Stanley

1995
Stanley Abramovitch, Mendel Aviv, Edward I. Baker, Dr. Samuel Broder, Charles Hughes, Dr. Monique Katz, Gabriel Levine, Eric Samson, Dr. Milton Shiffman, Melvin Stein, Dr. Laszlo Tauber, Selik Wengrowsky, Marion Wiesel, Prof. Meir Wilchek

1996
Prof. Aharon Appelfeld, Dr. Ruben E. Beraja, Zalman Chaim Bernstein, Prof. Leo Esaki, Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer, Dr. Juergen Luethje, Sam Sebba, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

1997
Lorenz Israel Cederbaum, Dr. Donald J. Cohen, Ann S. Deshe, Prof. Menachem Elon, Isidore Falk, Chaim Fraiman, Czech President Vaclav Havel, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Rabbi Yosef Kapach, Mira Koschitzky, Natan Sharansky, Sigmund Strochlitz

1998
Rabbi Haim David Halevy, Fred Kort, Yaakov Neeman, Joseph Orgler, Orna Porat, Justice Meir Shamgar, Naomi Shemer, Henry Taub

1999
Dina Berniker, Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen, Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Rachel Dahan, Jack Gradel, Dr. Moshe Green, Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry, Prof. Brian D. Josephson, Dr. Mordecai Katz, Pastor Friedrich-Wilhelm Fritz May, Marcus Rosenberg, Irving Schneider

2000
Joseph Fröhlich West, Prof. Raymond V. Damadian, Governor Gray Davis, Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Tova Ilan, Eliahu Izakson, Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein, Shlomo Moussaieff, Peter Rzepka, Moshe Sanbar, Prof. Werner (Abraham David) Silberstein, Max Webb

Lifetime Achievement AwardRabbi Prof. Emanuel Rackman

2001
Elaine Bloom, Prof. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg, Prof. Friedrich Ernst, Peter Hirzebruch, Dr. David Jeselsohn, Anne Lehmann, Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, Gitta Nagel, Elyakim Rubinstein, Nina Avidar Weiner, Maurice Wohl C.B.E., Prof. A.B. Yehoshua, Rabbi Yehoshua Yogel

Award of Distinction: Ruth & Baruch Rappaport

Alumnus of the Year: IDF Chief of the Gen. Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz

2002
Lady Amelie Jakobovits, Prof. Alan J. Heeger, Cynthia Ozick, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Anna Hitter Webb, Vivienne Wohl

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sami Shamoon

Awards of Distinction:
S. Daniel Abraham, Aharon & Rachel Dahan, Leslie L. Gonda, Jesselson Family, Drs. Mordecai & Monique Katz, Jack & Gitta Nagel, Dr. Edward Steinberg, Max & Anna Webb

2003
Ronnie Benin-Barr, Bronia Hacker, Amos Hakham, Israeli President Moshe Katsav, Sami Shamoon, Rabbi Prof. David Weiss Halivni, Prof. Xu Xin

Presidential Award of Honor: Aharon Dahan

Lifetime Achievement Award: Benny Landa

Award of Distinction: Drs. Vivienne & Maurice Wohl C.B.E.

2004
Josef (Yoske) Achituv, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Shaul Mofaz, Father Takeji Otsuki, Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks, Moshe Shamir, Gabi Weisfeld

Award of Distinction: Barbara Kort

2005
Prof. Richard Axel, José Maria Aznar, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Australian Foreign Minister the Hon. Alexander Downer, Eng. Israel Feldman, Samuel Gewurz, David Gradel, Teddy Kollek, Barbara Kort, Benny Landa, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Ehud Manor, Conrad Morris, Eli Reifman

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Hon. Irwin Cotler

2006
Prof. Robert J. Aumann, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Naim Dangoor, Joseph Fetter, Mina Goodman, Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman, Harvey M. Krueger, Prof. K. Alex Müller, Ephraim Propp, Aliki Rzepka, Jacob Shachar, Angela Shamoon, Mortimer Zuckerman, The Gesher Theatre

Lifetime Achievement Awards: S. Daniel Abraham, Nurit Hirsch

President's Award for Outstanding Educational Projects in Israel:
The Atidim Foundation, under the chaimanship of Eitan Wertheimer

AMMI (Friend of Israel) Prize: Michel LeGrand

2007
Prof. Aaron J. Ciechanover, Nochi Dankner, Abraham (Abe) Foxman, Patricia Friedland, Dan Gilerman, Everard Goodman, Menashe Kadishman, Marc Rich, Jack Slomovic

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 Kohn, 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
Mrs. Raya Strauss Bendror, Prof. Martin Karplus, Mr. Ariel Kor, Prof. Michael Levitt, Mr. Levy Yitzhak Rachmani, Mrs. Johanne Sternthal, Rabbi Prof. Moshe David Tendler, Mr. Haim Topol, Prof. Arieh Warshel, Emunah, National Religious Women's Organization

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, Yehoram Gaon, Blu Greenberg, Sergio Grosskopf, Laurent Trau, Taglit-Birthright Israel

2017
Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Tal Brody, Dr. David Dangoor, Nily Falic, Prof. Shafi (Shafrira) Goldwasser, Prof. Avraham Hershko, Dvora (Halter) Kedar, Bernard Henry Lévy, Magen David Adom

Presidential Award of Distinction:
Zeev Abeles, Nissim Dahan, Esq., Allan Dalfen, Dr. Yonat Floersheim, Sion Harari, Ruth Morris, Gabriella Nasch, Dr. Mark and Karen Rivo, Elliot Tannenbaum

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