Ephraim Isaac, BD (Harvard Divinity School ’63), Ph.D. (Harvard University ’69), D.H.L. (CUNY) D.Litt. (AAU), Director of the Institute of Semitic Studies, a founder and the first professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University, called the Father of Peace by Ethiopians, founded the Horn of Africa Peace & Development Center (PDC) and the Coalition of Ethiopian Elders (CEE). In that capacity inspired by the Biblical prophets and Ethio-Oromo peace tradition, he has succeeded brilliantly in peace building in modern Ethiopia, the second largest country in Africa. He is a recipient of the Tanenbaum 2003 Peacemakers Award, and several honorary degrees. Harvard University established the Ephraim Isaac Prize for Excellence in African Studies for Harvard College Seniors. Voted best teacher of the year every year of his tenure at Harvard, he speaks 17 languages, and is a visiting professor at Princeton University.