2013




Theodore B. Olson
Former Solicitor General of the United States





2012





 Patrick Leahy 
United States Senator, Vermont (D)





2011

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard University

Founding and Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice

 



2010

Michael C. Dorf

Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

 

2009

John Payton

Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

 

2008

Jeffrey Sachs

Director, The Earth Institute

Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development

Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

 

2007

Neal Katyal

Saunders Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

(Currently serves as Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States)

 

2006

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School

 

2005

Paul S. Grogan

President and CEO of the Boston Foundation

 

2004

Emily Rooney

Host, Executive Editor and Creator of Greater Boston and Beat the Press on WGBH-TV

 

2003

Linda Greenhouse

Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times

 

2002

Joe Klein

Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

 

2001

Tom Brokaw

Anchor and Managing Editor, "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw"

Author, The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, and An Album of Memories

 

2000

Eileen McNamara

Pulitzer Prize Winning Boston Globe Columnist

 

1998

David Halberstam

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author

 

1997

James P. Carroll

Novelist

 

1996

Jonathan Kozol

Non-fiction Writer

 

1995

Warren Rudman

Former United States Senator from New Hampshire

 

1994

Carl Rowan

Nationally-syndicated Op-ed Columnist for the Washington Post and the Chicago Sun-Times

Former Director of the U.S. Information Agency

 

1993

Mortimer "Mort" Zuckerman

Publisher and Owner of NY Daily News

Current Editor & Chief of U.S. News & World Report

Co-founder, Boston Properties, Inc.

 

1992

William Safire

Political Columnist, NY Times