Honorary Degree Recipients

At each graduation ceremony, Richmond honors persons of distinction who have made significant contributions in a professional field, either to the life of their country or internationally. The following individuals have received honorary degrees from Richmond, The American International University in London.

1992

Dr Raymond G.H. Seitz
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St. James
Doctor of Public Administration

Dr William Petrek (deceased)
Former President, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

1993

The Lord Renwick of Clifton KCMG
Former Her Majesty's Ambassador to Washington
Doctor of Laws

The Lord Briggs of Lewes
Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Academic Governors, Richmond The American International University in London
Former Chancellor, The Open University
Former Provost, Worcester College, Oxford
Former Vice-Chancellor, Sussex University
Doctor of Literature

Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich (deceased)
Director Emeritus of the Warburg Institute, University of London
Former Academic Governor
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Literature

The Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge
Former Chairman, British Airways Plc
Doctor of Laws

1994

The Rt Hon. The Lord Baker of Dorking CH
Former Secretary of State for Education and Science
Doctor of Laws

Dr Michael Morgan
Former Principal, The Froebel Educational Institute, London
Trustee Emeritus, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Literature

Professor The Lord Quirk of Bloomsbury CBE, FBA
Trustee, The Wolfson Foundation
Former President, British Academy
Former Vice-Chancellor, University of London
Former Academic Governor
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Literature

The Lord Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames CBE
Performing Arts Director and Actor
Doctor of Literature

Dr. Lawrence Tindale (deceased)
Former Deputy Chairman 3i plc
Former Trustee, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Donald Woods (deceased)
International Lecturer and Broadcaster
Doctor of Literature

1995

Dr. Robert J. Brennan (deceased)
Chairman, Metro International
Trustee, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Business Administration

The Lord Sutherland of Houndwood KT
Former Vice-Chancellor, University of London
Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
Doctor of Literature

Dr. Garry Weston (deceased)
Former Chairman, Associated British Foods Plc
Doctor of Economics

Dr. William J. Crowe Jr.
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St. James
Doctor of International Relations

Dr. Michael Eizenberg
Former President, American Council for International Studies
Former Trustee, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Business Administration

Dr. Stephen J. Trachtenberg
Former President & Professor of Public Administration
The George Washington University
Doctor of Laws

1996

The Lord Harris of Peckham KT
Chairman, Carpetright plc
Doctor of Economics

Dr. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Former Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Edwin M. Yoder Jr.
Columnist, The Washington Post Writers Group
Professor of Journalism & Humanities, Washington & Lee University, Lexington
Doctor of Letters

Sir Stanley Kalms Kt
President, Dixons Group plc
Doctor of Economics

Dr. Herbert Kretzmer
Journalist and Lyricist
Doctor of Letters

Dr. Hans Rausing
Former Chairman & CEO, Tetra Laval Group
Doctor of Economics

1997

Dr. Anastasios Christodoulou CBE (deceased)
Former Secretary-General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
Former Trustee, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of International Relations

Dr. Stephen R. Portch
Former Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Doctor of Literature

Dr Rasha Al-Sabah
Under Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Kuwait
Doctor of Laws

Dr Eve Arnold OBE (deceased)
Photographer
Doctor of Humanities

Sir John Daniel KT
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Former Vice-Chancellor, The Open University
Doctor of Humane Letters

Professor Stanley Glasser
Emeritus Professor of Music, University of London
Academic Governor, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Music

Sir Cyril Taylor GBE
Chairman, American Institute for Foreign Study
Founder & Chairman of the Specialist Schools & Academic Trust (1987-2005)
Doctor of Laws

1998

Sir John Bond KT
Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
Doctor of Economics

Senator Zell Miller
Former Governor of the State of Georgia
Former United States Senator for the State of Georgia
Doctor of Laws

Sir Joseph Rotblat KCMG (deceased)
Physicist
Doctor of International Relations

Dr. John Brademas
President Emeritus of New York University
Doctor of Laws

Professor Malcolm Frazer CBE
Former Chief Executive, Council for National Academic Awards
Doctor of Education

Dr. Alfredo Gomez Gil
Professor and Poet
Doctor of Literature

1999

The Hon. Philip Lader
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St.James
Doctor of Laws

Sir Colin Southgate KT
Former Chairman, EMI Group Plc
Former Chairman, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Doctor of Economics

Dr. Zoe Wanamaker
Actor
Doctor of Letters

Dr. Clifford D. Joseph
Barrister-at-Law
Trustee, Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Laws

Sir Mark Tully KBE
Freelance Journalist and Broadcaster
Doctor of Communications

2000

Dr. Helen Bamber OBE
Founder & Director, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
Doctor of Humanities

The Lord Puttnam CBE
Film Producer
Doctor of Fine Arts

Dr. Roger Walther
Chairman, First Republic Bank
Chairman & CEO, Tusker Corporation
Doctor of Economics

Dr. George Steven Blumenthal
Former Chairman, NTL Inc.
Doctor of Communications and Information Technology

Dr. Nemir A. Kirdar
Founder, President & CEO of Investcorp
Doctor of Economics

Dr. Anthony Taylor
Former Trustee
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Economics

2001

Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas (retired)
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal
Doctor of Laws

Professor The Baroness Greenfield CBE
Professor of Pharmacology, Oxford University
Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain
Doctor of Science

Dr. James Ragan
Poet
Doctor of Letters

The Earl of Limerick (deceased)
Former Chancellor, London Guildhall University
Doctor of Laws

Dr. John Morgridge
Chairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems Inc.
Doctor of Economics

The Rt Hon. The Lord Woolf
Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
Doctor of Laws

2002

Dr. Walter McCann
Former President
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Alba Ambert
Former Writer in Residence
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Literature

Dr. Richard Resch
Former Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Science

Dr. John Fairbairn
Trustee, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dame Pauline Harris DBE
Trustee, Philip & Pauline Harris Charitable Trust
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dr. John Kuhnle
Managing Director Education Practice, Korn/Ferry International
Trustee Emeritus
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

2003

Dr. Deborah McLean
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

Professor Graham Zellick
Former Vice-Chancellor, University of London
Doctor of Laws

The Rt Hon. Michael Portillo
Former Member of Parliament for Kensington & Chelsea
Doctor of Laws

2004

Dr. Vivian Day Stroh
Alumna & Trustee
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dr. Laura H. Harris
Alumna and Former Trustee
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

Professor Brenda M. Gourley
Vice-Chancellor, The Open University
Doctor of Humane Letters

2005

Dr. Russel R. Taylor
Trustee Emeritus
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dr. Robert W. Selander
Presidents and CEO of Mastercard International
Doctor International Business

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
Rector and Vice-Provost, Royal College of Art
Chairman, Arts Council England
Doctor of Humane Letters

2006

The Baroness Deech DBE
Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education
Doctor of Laws

Dr. Amelia Chilcott Fawcett CBE
Former Vice-Chairman, Morgan Stanley International
Doctor of International Business

Dr. David Hempleman-Adams MBE, OBE
Explorer, Cold Climate Expeditions Ltd
Doctor of Science

2007

The Lord Watson of Richmond CBE
Chairman, The Cambridge Foundation
Chairman, CTN Communications
Trustee, Richmond The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dr. Anthony Seldon
Master of Wellington College
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dame Mary Richardson (retired)
Chief Executive, HSBC Trust
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dr. William Mules (retired)
Former Head of the American School in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

2008

Dr. Lionel Barber
Editor, The Financial Times
Doctor of Humane Letters

Dr. Norman R. Smith
Former President, Richmond The American International University in London
Doctor of Education

Sir Sigmund Sternberg
Co-founder, The Three Faiths Forum
Doctor of Humane Letters

Professor Alice Tomic
Intercultural Communications Specialist
Doctor of Humane Letters

2009

Professor Jos Hackforth-Jones
Director, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
Doctor of Fine Arts

Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL
Chairman Ipsos Group, Chairman & Founder of MORI
Doctor of Laws

2010

George Garfield Weston
Chief Executive, Associated British Foods plc
Doctor of Laws

Mariam Assefa
Executive Director & CEO
World Education Services, New York
Doctor of Laws

2011

Kevin Everett
Chairman of the Board, Sir John Cass's Foundation
Doctor of Business Administration

Professor Julia Jeannet (deceased)
Founder of the Foundations Program
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Humane Letters

Deirdre Simpson
Former Director Alumni Relations
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Laws

2012

Lord Adonis
Chair, Progress
Doctor of Public Administration

Professor Robert Leppard
Former Provost & Special Advisor to the President
Richmond, The American International University in London
Doctor of Business Administration

2013

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International
Doctor of Business Administration

His Excellency Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo
High Commissioner of Ghana to the Court of St James
Doctor of Public Administration


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