Conferral of Honorary Doctorate on Former United States Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage by Keio University
May 24, 2018 Keio University
Keio University will confer upon Mr. Richard L. Armitage a Doctorate Degree Honoris Causa, as an expression of its esteem for his enormous contributions to the stability of international relations, with an emphasis on the relationship between Japan and the United States. These contributions have been achieved in the course of his involvement with a variety of negotiations and activities in countries throughout the world, but above all those of Asia. The legacy being acknowledged by this conferment also includes inestimable contributions to education and research through his engagement in dialogue with, and instruction of, researchers and students. The Conferment Ceremony and a Commemorative Lecture by Mr. Armitage will be held on Friday, June 8.