2017 Great Immigrants Honorees: The Pride of America

 
Daron Acemoglu Daron Acemoglu From Turkey | Professor of economics, MIT; 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
 
Daron Acemoglu Daron Acemoglu From Turkey | Professor of economics, MIT; 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Hushang Ansary Hushang Ansary From Iran | Statesman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur
 
Hushang Ansary Hushang Ansary From Iran | Statesman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur
Kwame Anthony Appiah Kwame Anthony Appiah From Ghana | National Humanities Medal awardee and professor of philosophy and law, New York University
 
Kwame Anthony Appiah Kwame Anthony Appiah From Ghana | National Humanities Medal awardee and professor of philosophy and law, New York University
Morena Baccarin Morena Baccarin From Brazil | Actress
 
Morena Baccarin Morena Baccarin From Brazil | Actress
Angel Cabrera Angel Cabrera From Spain | President, George Mason University
 
Angel Cabrera Angel Cabrera From Spain | President, George Mason University
Do Won Chang Do Won Chang From South Korea | Cofounder and CEO, Forever 21
 
Do Won Chang Do Won Chang From South Korea | Cofounder and CEO, Forever 21
Graciela Chichilnisky Graciela Chichilnisky From Argentina | Professor of economics and statistics, Columbia University; key contributor to Kyoto Protocol
 
Graciela Chichilnisky Graciela Chichilnisky From Argentina | Professor of economics and statistics, Columbia University; key contributor to Kyoto Protocol
Ralph de la Vega Ralph de la Vega From Cuba | Former vice chairman, AT&T
 
Ralph de la Vega Ralph de la Vega From Cuba | Former vice chairman, AT&T
Eric Gertler Eric Gertler From Canada | Cochairman & copublisher, New York Daily News; and co-chairman, U.S. News & World Report
 
Eric Gertler Eric Gertler From Canada | Cochairman & copublisher, New York Daily News; and co-chairman, U.S. News & World Report
Masha Gessen Masha Gessen From Russia | Author and journalist
 
Masha Gessen Masha Gessen From Russia | Author and journalist
Suheir Hammad Suheir Hammad From Jordan | American Book Award-winning poet and performer
 
Suheir Hammad Suheir Hammad From Jordan | American Book Award-winning poet and performer
Oliver Hart Oliver Hart From England | Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and professor, Harvard University
 
Oliver Hart Oliver Hart From England | Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and professor, Harvard University
Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins From Wales | Academy Award-winning actor
 
Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins From Wales | Academy Award-winning actor
Daniel Kahneman Daniel Kahneman From Israel | Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner and professor emeritus, Princeton University
 
Daniel Kahneman Daniel Kahneman From Israel | Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner and professor emeritus, Princeton University
Abdul Karim Kallon Abdul Karim Kallon From Sierra Leone | Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
 
Abdul Karim Kallon Abdul Karim Kallon From Sierra Leone | Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
J. Michael Kosterlitz J. Michael Kosterlitz From Scotland | Nobel Prize winner in physics and professor, Brown University
 
J. Michael Kosterlitz J. Michael Kosterlitz From Scotland | Nobel Prize winner in physics and professor, Brown University
Thai Lee Thai Lee From Thailand | President and CEO, SHI International Corporation
 
Thai Lee Thai Lee From Thailand | President and CEO, SHI International Corporation
Douglas Leone Douglas Leone From Italy | Venture capitalist and global managing partner, Sequoia Capital
 
Douglas Leone Douglas Leone From Italy | Venture capitalist and global managing partner, Sequoia Capital
Max Levchin Max Levchin From Ukraine | CEO, Affirm; and cofounder, PayPal
 
Max Levchin Max Levchin From Ukraine | CEO, Affirm; and cofounder, PayPal
Margaret H. Marshall Margaret H. Marshall From South Africa | Chief justice (retired), Massachusetts Supreme Court; and senior counsel, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
 
Margaret H. Marshall Margaret H. Marshall From South Africa | Chief justice (retired), Massachusetts Supreme Court; and senior counsel, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Nergis Mavalvala Nergis Mavalvala From Pakistan | Professor of astrophysics, MIT; 2010 MacArthur Fellow
 
Nergis Mavalvala Nergis Mavalvala From Pakistan | Professor of astrophysics, MIT; 2010 MacArthur Fellow
Ayman Mohyeldin Ayman Mohyeldin From Egypt | Journalist, NBC News
 
Ayman Mohyeldin Ayman Mohyeldin From Egypt | Journalist, NBC News
Vivek H. Murthy Vivek H. Murthy From England | 19th U.S. Surgeon General
 
Vivek H. Murthy Vivek H. Murthy From England | 19th U.S. Surgeon General
 Shantanu Narayen Shantanu Narayen From India | Chairman, president, and CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated
 
 Shantanu Narayen Shantanu Narayen From India | Chairman, president, and CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Liam Neeson Liam Neeson From Northern Ireland | Actor
 
Liam Neeson Liam Neeson From Northern Ireland | Actor
Thuy Thi Nguyen Thuy Thi Nguyen From Vietnam | President, Foothill College
 
Thuy Thi Nguyen Thuy Thi Nguyen From Vietnam | President, Foothill College
Chinelo Okparanta Chinelo Okparanta From Nigeria | Award-winning author and professor of creative writing, Bucknell University
 
Chinelo Okparanta Chinelo Okparanta From Nigeria | Award-winning author and professor of creative writing, Bucknell University
Ilhan Omar Ilhan Omar From Somalia | Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B
 
Ilhan Omar Ilhan Omar From Somalia | Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B
Eren Ozmen Eren Ozmen From Turkey | Owner and president, Sierra Nevada Corporation
 
Eren Ozmen Eren Ozmen From Turkey | Owner and president, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Zainab Salbi Zainab Salbi From Iraq | Humanitarian, entrepreneur, author, and founder, Women for Women International
 
Zainab Salbi Zainab Salbi From Iraq | Humanitarian, entrepreneur, author, and founder, Women for Women International
Andrew Schally Andrew Schally From Poland | Nobel Prize winner in medicine and distinguished professor, University of Miami
 
Andrew Schally Andrew Schally From Poland | Nobel Prize winner in medicine and distinguished professor, University of Miami
Jeff Skoll Jeff Skoll From Canada | Social entrepreneur, 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipient, and first president of eBay
 
Jeff Skoll Jeff Skoll From Canada | Social entrepreneur, 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipient, and first president of eBay
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart Sir J. Fraser Stoddart From Scotland | Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and professor, Northwestern University
 
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart Sir J. Fraser Stoddart From Scotland | Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and professor, Northwestern University
David Thouless David Thouless From Scotland | Nobel Prize-winner in physics and professor emeritus, University of Washington
 
David Thouless David Thouless From Scotland | Nobel Prize-winner in physics and professor emeritus, University of Washington
Norma Torres Norma Torres From Guatemala | U.S. Representative, 35th District, California
 
Norma Torres Norma Torres From Guatemala | U.S. Representative, 35th District, California
Rainer Weiss Rainer Weiss From Germany | Winner, Einstein Prize and Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, and professor emeritus of physics, MIT
 
Rainer Weiss Rainer Weiss From Germany | Winner, Einstein Prize and Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, and professor emeritus of physics, MIT
Feng Zhang Feng Zhang From China | Genomics pioneer and professor of neuroscience, MIT and Broad Institute
 
Feng Zhang Feng Zhang From China | Genomics pioneer and professor of neuroscience, MIT and Broad Institute
Việt Thanh Nguyễn Việt Thanh Nguyễn From Vietnam | Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and professor, University of Southern California
 
Việt Thanh Nguyễn Việt Thanh Nguyễn From Vietnam | Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and professor, University of Southern California