Honorary Degrees

The awarding of honorary degrees is Duke University’s way of recognizing people who have exemplified in their work the highest ideals and standards to which the University is dedicated. By awarding honorary degrees, the University affirms its vital interest in and connection with excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor.

Committee on Honorary Degrees Membership, 2020-2021

Adam Silver, Chair
Lisa Borders
William Brody
Lesley Curtis (Faculty)
Ellen Davis (Faculty)
Preyas Desai (Faculty)
Peter Feaver (Faculty)
Bill Kaelin
Richard Powell (Faculty)
Nancy Schlichting
    Sally Kornbluth, Provost, ex officio
    Vincent Price, President, ex officio