International House alumni are Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, national presidents, diplomats, human rights advocates and are renowned in the arts as authors, singers, poets, actors, and choreographers. The International House community provides the tools for resident members to grow and develop so that they can obtain the confidence and skills to become future leaders in their fields.

These are just some of the noteworthy alumni who have passed through the I-House doors:

  • Chinua Achebe '63, author
  • Pina Bausch '60, choreographer
  • Aage Nils Bohr '50, nuclear physicist
  • Patricia Cloherty '67, venture capitalist
  • Leonard Cohen ’57, composer, poet
  • Kathryn W. Davis, ’30, philanthropist, civic leader
  • Shelby Cullom Davis ’32, Wall Street banker, US Ambassador
  • Frederica De Laguna ’29, anthropologist
  • Kiran Desai '98, author
  • Sigurdur Helgason ’45, airline executive
  • Ibrahim Gambari '71, diplomat, UN under-secretary general
  • Slade Gorton ’50, US Senator
  • Torunn Atteraas Garin '69, food engineer
  • James Gorman '87, CEO, Morgan Stanley
  • Burl Ives '39, actor, folk singer
  • Wassily Leontief ’32, Nobel Prize-winning economist
  • Patti LuPone '69, Broadway actress
  • Yuzaburo Mogi ’60, Honorary Chairman, Kikkoman
  • Artis Pabriks '98, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
  • Vikram Pandit '72, former CEO, Citigroup
  • Santiago Peña ’03, Finance Minister, Paraguay
  • Hans-Gert Poettering '71, former President, European Parliament
  • Leontyne Price '52, opera singer
  • Edward J. Sparling ’29, social justice advocate, founder of Roosevelt University
  • Roy Stryker '23, economist, US government official, photographer
  • German Suarez '69, former President, Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • Sidney Taurel ’71, former Chairman & CEO, Eli Lilly
  • Tatsuro Toyoda '58, Senior Advisor, Toyota Motor Company

From New Orleans to Nigeria, International House alumni are making a difference in communities worldwide and bringing positive change to government, business and the arts. Read one alumnus' story

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 Artis Pabriks
 Minister of Defense,

 Ibrahim Gambari
 Under-Secretary General,   
 United Nations

 Patricia Cloherty
 Chairman & CEO
 Delta Private Equity