John P. Birkelund

Doctor of Laws

Investment banker and philanthropist; chairman of the board of overseers of Brown's Watson Institute.


Raymond G. Chambers

Doctor of Humane Letters

Leader in educational and economic-development initiatives in his native city, Newark, New Jersey.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Doctor of Laws

Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court; recipient of the American Bar Association's Thurgood Marshall Award.

Paul LeClerc

Doctor of Humane Letters

President and CEO of the New York Public Library; former president of Hunter College.

Emily Arnold McCully '61

Doctor of Letters

Author-illustrator of children's books, including Mirette on the High Wire, winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Jessye Norman

Doctor of Music

Internationally acclaimed opera singer. Winner of the Kennedy Center Honor.

Sadako Ogata

Doctor of Humane Letters

Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

William D. Warner

Doctor of Fine Arts

Rhode Island architect. Creator of Waterplace Park in Providence.