Ph.D Honorees

Prof. Marvin L. Cohen

Prof. Marvin L. Cohen is University Professor of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Prof. Cohen’s current and past research covers a broad spectrum of subjects in theoretical condensed matter physics. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the APS Oliver E. Buckley Prize for Solid State Physics, the APS Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize,

Prof. Stanley Fischer

Prof. Stanley Fischer was born in Zambia in 1943. He earned a PhD in economics from MIT in 1969. He held academic posts at the University of Chicago and MIT, and authored three popular economics textbooks. He held the post of Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank, and later became First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

Lia Koenig

Lia Koenig was born in Poland in 1929. Her parents were both actors. During World War II, the family fled to the Soviet Union and performed in Tashkent and settled in Bucharest after the war. Lia’s parents did not encourage her to take up an acting career. At the age of seventeen, she married the actor Zevi Stolper, who was the first to notice her great talent and encouraged her to pursue it.

Prof. Jesse Roth, MD, FACP

Prof. Jesse Roth graduated from Columbia University in New York, and received his MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He trained in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by a fellowship at the Bronx VA Medical Center in New York, under Nobel Laureates Solomon Berson and Roslyn Yallow.

Prof. Simon Schama

Prof. Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times. He is the author of sixteen books and the writer-presenter of more than forty documentaries on art, history and literature for BBC2. His art criticism for The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism in 1996; his film on Bernini from The Power of Art won an Emmy in 2007 and his series on British history and The American Future: a History, Broadcast Critics Guild awards.

Dr. Herbert Winter

Dr. Herbert Winter was born in Zurich in 1946. He studied jurisprudence at the University of Zurich and was awarded a doctorate in 1974. He is married and a father of four. Professionally, he is a member of the law firm Winter and Partner in Zurich, which specializes in commercial and corporate law.