Graduation is one of life's most important and memorable milestones. As our 2013 commencement exercises draw near, the Seton Hall community congratulates our graduates for a job well done, and extends a warm welcome to families and friends who will join us to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Baccalaureate Commencement Speaker and
Honorary Degree Candidates
Professor Hadley P. Arkes, Ph.D.
Baccalaureate Keynote Speaker and Honorary Degree Candidate
Hadley P. Arkes is the Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College, where he has taught since 1966. Also a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, he is a leading expert on American political philosophy, public policy, and constitutional law. Learn more»
For his exemplary scholarship in jurisprudence and particularly for his defense of the role of ethics as the basis for positive law, Seton Hall University will present Professor Hadley Arkes the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.
Father Ian Ker, Ph.D.
Honorary Degree Candidate
Father Ian Ker was born in India in 1942. His maternal grandfather was a first cousin to Ronald Knox, the brilliant English classicist, author, and broadcaster who converted to Catholicism and was ordained a priest. Ker was received into the Catholic Church in 1965 while studying at Oxford. He received a BA in classics and philosophy from Oxford and a Ph.D. in English literature from Cambridge. He also has honorary doctorates from Leicester and Toronto Universities. Learn more»
For his monumental contribution to the study of the intersection of Catholic thought and English literature, Seton Hall University will present Father Ian Ker the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.