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Honorary Degree Recipients 2023

Since 1984, it has been a tradition at The American University of Paris to award honorary degrees as a way of recognizing a distinguished person鈥檚 contributions to a specific field or to society in general. An honorary degree is very often awarded to distinguished individuals whose accomplishments are consistent with the mission and core values of 澳门四不像论坛.

The Honorable Craig R. Stapleton is a Senior Advisor at Stone Point Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is a director of Tenax Aerospace, and a co-owner of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was President of Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors of New York from 1982 until 2001.

Ambassador Stapleton was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His grandfather, Benjamin F. Stapleton served five terms as Mayor of Denver. He received his secondary school education at Phillips Exeter Academy. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School

During the administration of George H. W. Bush, Stapleton served on the Board of the Peace Corps. Under President George W. Bush he served as Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2001-2003, where he received the Jan Masaryk Medal. In June 2005, he was appointed Ambassador to France, serving until January 2009. Stapleton was decorated as Commandeur of the Legion d鈥橦onneur.

Stapleton serves on the boards of the Vaclav Havel Foundation, the United Way Tocqueville of France, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the World War I Commission and the Trust for the National Mall. He is a Trustee of the Fishback Foundation. He has served on the Visiting Committee for Harvard College Athletics and the Committee on University Resources and Athletics.

Celeste Schenck, President Emerita of The American University of Paris where she served from 2008 to 2022, was formerly the University鈥檚 Provost and Dean, Vice-President for Academic Innovation, as well as Professor of Comparative Literature. She received her BA summa cum laude from Princeton University and her PhD from Brown University and has published widely on international education, as well as pedagogical, curricular and leadership issues.听 Author and co-editor of four books of literary criticism, she has produced collections of scholarly work on women鈥檚 autobiography, critical theory, and on the politics of development practices. For fifteen years, she edited a series in feminist criticism for Cornell University Press, Reading Women Writing.听

As Dean and Provost of 澳门四不像论坛, Dr. Schenck presided over vast curricular transformation, such as the first major review of general education, the founding of ARC (澳门四不像论坛鈥檚 Academic Resource Center) and the TLC (Center for Teaching and Learning), as well as the founding of the University鈥檚 first master鈥檚 programs. As President, she worked entrepreneurially to re-found the University, aligning all university processes, programs, spaces and strategies with the needs and aspirations of the global explorers who are 澳门四不像论坛鈥檚 target students;听 building the University鈥檚 first professional leadership team; developing a 鈥渞esidential life鈥 program with a business partner and then launching the University鈥檚 own housing program; leading three successive strategic planning processes; developing and funding innovative, mission-driven research centers鈥攊n environmental science, critical democracy studies, genocide studies and human rights, cultural translation, and civic media; 听presiding over the development of a new global liberal arts curriculum that included pre-professional offerings in business and communications; spurring a five-year campus redevelopment plan that included the purchase of a flagship building on the Seine, the renovation of the 69, Quai d鈥橭rsay Student Life and Learning Commons and the Monttessuy Center for the Arts; and launching and bringing to completion 澳门四不像论坛鈥檚 first capital campaign for 26M euros, 澳门四不像论坛 Ascending, that funded all of these initiatives.

A leader in global higher education, Dr. Schenck co-founded AMICAL in 2004, a consortium of American universities across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, holding in common the mission of sharing resources, technologies, curricular projects and faculty and student exchanges across 29 institutions, 21 countries, and 19 languages. She has also served as past president of AAICU, the Association of American International Colleges and Universities, a president鈥檚 organization spanning 30 American-style universities across the world. In 2018, she joined the G20, a group of visionary liberal arts college presidents in the United States. 听She currently serves on the boards of the American University of Kurdistan and the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC. 听Dr. Schenck regularly writes and speaks on issues of global higher education, student civic engagement, and leadership.听 She consults to universities with global ambitions and focus, coaches individual academic leaders, and has co-founded and will facilitate听 for CIC this year a workshop for mid- to late-term presidents contemplating personal renewal and their next strategic moves.听

Previous Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary degrees have been awarded at 澳门四不像论坛's commencement ceremony since 1984. Honorary degree recipients often give lectures or presentations in the days preceding commencement. These events are open to the public and provide graduates and their families with the opportunity to meet awardees in informal settings. One or more of the recipients is often invited to give a commencement address before the assembled faculty, graduates and parents 鈥 an event that is often the highlight of the ceremony. The following renowned scholars, artists, writers, political figures听and researchers have received honorary degrees from 澳门四不像论坛.听

1984
Honorable Arthur Hartman

1985
Pierre Salinger

1986
Gene Kelly
Sir Stephen Spender

1987
Vicomte Etienne Davignon
Elizabeth McCormack

1988
Daniel Socolow
Simone Veil

1989
Helen Ahrweiler
Georges Duby
Luc Montagnier
Jessye Norman

1990
I. M. Pei
William Styron

1991
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1992
Maurice Allais
Francois Perigot

1993
Bernard Kouchner
Simon Weisenthal

1994
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Olivia de Havilland

1995
Glenn W. Ferguson
Jeannine Manuel
Frederico Mayor
H. E. Sa鈥檈ed Salman

1996
Christiane Amanpour
Pamela Harriman
Richard C. Holbrooke
Harry Wu

1997
Van Gordon Sauter
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

1998
Russell Porter
The Honorable Felix G. Rohatyn

1999
Chloe Wellingham Aaron

2000
Martin Gray

2001
Peter W. Goldmark
Willem Peppler

2002
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
The Honorable R. Sargent Shriver, Jr.

2003
Sir Crispin Tickell

2004
Yehuda Elkana

2005
Dr. Taslima Nasreen
Dame Muriel Spark
Dr. Tzvetan Todorov

2006
Barry Eichengreen
Mavis Gallant
Michel Rocard

2007
Edmond Alphandery
James Ivory

2008
Daniel Cohen
Paul Muldoon

2009
Naif Abdullah Al-Rukaibi
Leslie Caron
Reza Deghati
Christine Lagarde

2010
J.M. Coetzee
Eugene Lang
Robert Wilson

2011
Jane Goodall
Rory Stewart

2012
Richard Ned Lebow
David McCullough
Archie Shepp

2013
Louise Arbour
Martha Nussbaum

2014
Edward A. Frieman
Lillian Greene-Chamberlain
Judith Hermanson Ogilvie
Nicholas Vreeland

2015
Lisa Anderson
Margee Ensign
Benjamin Millepied

2016
Justice Stephen Breyer
Bertie Lubner
Kenneth Roth

2017
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi 鈥98
Her Excellency Huda Ebrahim Alkhamis '83
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns

2018
Rachael Denhollander
Claudia Rankine
Kaija Saariaho

2019
Margaret MacMillan
Marian Goodman
Ali Rahnema

2020
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2021
Daniel Rose '00

2022
Obioma Nnaemeka
Corinne Mentzelopoulos
Leila Conners 鈥89