Putnam, Robert D.
Robert D. Putnam WF ’63, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2012; political scientist; Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mark Noll WF ’68, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2006; expert on the interaction of Christianity and culture in 18th- and 19th-century Anglo-American societies.
Montebello, Phillippe de
Phillippe de Montebello WF ’61, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2009; former director, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mansfield, Harvey C.
Harvey C. Mansfield WF ’58, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2004; political philosopher and author of thirteen books on subjects ranging from Edmund Burke to Machiavelli.
Arturo Madrid WF ’60, National Humanities Medal [Frankel Prize], 1996; professor of Latino literature who, as founding president of the Tomas Rivera Center, helped develop the field of Latino studies in the U.S.
Lewis LehrmanWF ’61, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2005; philanthropist, trustee of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, and chairman of the Lehrman Institute.
Mary Lefkowitz WF ’57, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2006; scholar of classics whose works include Greek Gods, Human Lives; Not Out of Africa; Heroines and Hysterics; Women in Greek Myth; Women’s Life in Greece and Rome; and The Victory Ode.
Kors, Alan Charles
Alan Charles Kors WF ’64, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2005; scholar of European intellectual history, writer, and past editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Doris Kearns Goodwin WF ’64, National Humanities Medal [Frankel Prize], 1996; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and a leading scholar of the American presidency known for her commentary in television news programs and historical documentaries.
Robert Fagles WF ’55, National Humanities Medal Laureate, 2006; noted translator of Greek classics, including Sophocles’ Three Theban Plays, Aeschylus’s Oresteia, Homer’s Iliad, and Virgil’s Aeneid