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Robert H. Mundheim, New York Patron Fellow, Receives Honorary Degree from The New School

May 31, 2019, Fellows in the news

Robert H. Mundheim, New York Patron Fellow, has recieved The New School's Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for his distinguished law career and exemplary record of service to the profession of law, to education, and to civic and cultural life. Mr. Mundheim served in the U.S. Air Force and as General Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department, where he was closely involved in the negotiation of the release of U.S. hostages in Iran in 1981. He has also served previously as Dean of the School of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Mundheim emphasized his connection with the New School's role as a University in Exile, due to his personal experience as a refugee from Nazi Europe. Since 1999, he has been Of Counsel to Shearman & Sterling, and he continues to contribute to the University as a Trustee and member of the Board of Governors of the New School for Social Research.

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