Honorary Degree Award Ceremony for Derek Bok - Awarded by Complutense University


Thursday, October 1, 2015, 4:00pm


University Hall, Faculty Room, Harvard Yard

José Manuel Martínez Sierra, RCC Director, is pleased to announce the Honorary Degree Award Ceremony for former Harvard President, Derek C. Bok, awarded in October 2015 by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as part of the RCC 25th anniversary events.

Derek C. BokOne of the most relevant figures in the field of Higher Education, Derek C. Bok served as the 25th president of Harvard from 1971 to 1991, increasing the number of research projects and specialties at Harvard, and exploring teaching innovations in all the areas. He encouraged the establishment of academic programs and research centers addressing issues such as AIDS, energy and the environment, poverty, professional ethics, smoking, and international security.

In November 1990, Bok signed an agreement with the then rector of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and with the King of Spain to found the Real Colegio Complutense.

Prior to being named president, Bok had served as dean of Harvard Law School from 1968 to 1971. He then became the interim president of Harvard University from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, being the only person in the modern era to twice serve as Harvard president.

Media Gallery.

You can read UCM's website for more information about the ceremony and the award.

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