Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award Recipients
Yun-Hsien Diana Lin LL.M. ’02, J.S.D. ’04 — 2022
Dr. Yun-Hsien Diana Lin is an Associate Professor of law at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan and is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice. Her draft of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage was passed by the Legislative Yuan in 2019, making Taiwan the first Asian country to do so.
Dr. Lin currently serves as a committee member of the Executive Yuan for the Prevention of Human Trafficking and the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; she also holds consulting positions appointed by Taiwan Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interiors, and Ministry of Health and Welfare. She has been a frequent speaker at international conferences and was invited to offer courses for Taiwan Judges Academy, Taipei Bar Association, and various government departments.
Dr. Lin was the Director for Graduate Entry LLB Program, NTHU, from 2017–2020. Her specialized areas of research are family law, reproductive justice, and gender equality; and her articles can be found in both Taiwanese and international major law journals including University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Asian Bioethics Review, and others.
Dr. Lin received her LL.B. from National Taiwan University; LL.M. and her J.S.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and is a founding board member of Taiwan Family Law Society.
Moses R. Kamya M.P.H. ’95 — 2022
Dr. Kamya is a Ugandan physician, academic, and researcher who serves as a professor of medicine. He is past chair of the Department of Medicine and past dean of the Makerere University School of Medicine in Kampala, Uganda. He is a founding member of the Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), and the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) in Uganda. For more than 20 years, Dr. Kamya has been researching and teaching infectious diseases with a particular interest in malaria, HIV, and the interaction between the two. He is a central figure in training at multiple levels at Makerere University and significantly contributes to shaping the malaria and HIV treatment policies in Uganda. He is the chair of the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) National AIDS Advisory and Malaria Scientific Advisory Committees. Dr. Kamya has a passion for the capacity building of young African scientists. He is a recipient of several awards including being honored in 2018 by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health's as one of the 75 most influential public health alumni over the college's 75-year history.
Ahmed Al-Rawahi M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’95 — 2021
Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawahi has provided remarkable leadership, direction, and continuity to govern and guide higher education in Oman. He is an accomplished leader with an established record of achievement in education and science, and outstanding service to his country and to the welfare and prosperity of its people.
Following his education at Berkeley, Ahmed became a lecturer at Sultan Qaboos University, where he also conducted research in soil-borne pathogens, biocontrol, and disease management programs. From 1997 to 2005, he served as Oman’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and he served as a member of the state Council from 2001 to 2011.
In 2004, Al-Rawahi became the first chancellor of the newly founded University of Nizwa. Under his dynamic leadership, thousands of Omani students graduated with bachelor’s and higher degrees, and the university contributed strongly to community services and produced innnovative research relevant to the needs of Oman.
Ahmed received the Oman Medal of Merit from HM Sutlan Qaboos bin Said in 2000. In 2013, the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, awarded him an honorary doctorate degree, in recognition of his role as “a distinguished and visionary academic leader with an international voice and perspective.”
Neung-hoo Park Ph.D. ’98 — 2020
Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea
Mario Schjetnan M.L.A ’70 — 2018
Founder, Urban Design Group, Mexico
Adnan Shihab-Eldin ’65, M.S. ’67, Ph.D. ’70 — 2017
Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences
Todung Mulya Lubis LL.M. ’78, J.S.D. ’90 — 2016
Founder and Senior Partner, Lubis, Santosa & Maramis, Indonesia
Sir Colin Blakemore Ph.D. ’68 — 2015
Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, England
- Patrick Awuah — 2014 Founder and President of Ashesi University, Ghana
- Andrés Roemer — 2013 Writer
- Xiulan Zhang — 2012 Social Policy Expert, Founder of Beijing Normal University’s Institute of Social Development and Public Policy, China
- Yuan Tseh “Y.T.” Lee — 2011 Nobel Laureate, academician, educational reformer, statesman, Taiwan
- Josephine Namboze — 2010 Champion of public health research, practice, and education in Africa
- Reynato S. Puno — 2009 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Mario Bergara — 2008 President of the Central Bank of Uruguay
- Marcos Espinal — 2007 Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
- Dr. Mu Sochua — 2006 Secretary General, Sam Rainsy Party, Cambodia
- Dr. Juree Vichit-Vadakan — 2005 National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand
- David Harrison — 2004 CEO loveLife, South Africa
- Norman Myers — 2003 Environmental Scientist, United Kingdom
- Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti — 2002 Economic Minister of Indonesia
- Miguel Angel Rodríguez Echeverría — 2001 President of Costa Rica
- Zivorad I. Kovacevic — 2000 Ambassador of Yugoslavia to the United States
- Dr. Urvashi Malhotra Sahni — 1999 Educator and Education Reform Advocate, India
- Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Goueli — 1998 Minister of Trade and Supply Arab Republic of Egypt
- Laura Castillo de Gurfinkel — 1997 Minister of Education, Venezuela
- Venkataram Ramakrishna — 1996 Director, South East Asia Regional Bureau for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (iuhpe)
- James C. Y. Soong — 1995 Governor, Taiwan Provincial Government, Republic of China
- Han Sung-Joo — 1994 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
- Hans-Peter Duerr — 1993 Chairman of the Directorate of the Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany