U2’s Bono Presented with Honorary Doctorate

Published: 2008-05-30
Frontman for Irish rock band U2, Bono, now holds an honorary doctorate in law thanks to Keio University. The Japanese educational institution presented the rock singer with the Doctor of Law Degree this past Tuesday in a ceremony where Bono also gave a lecture that encouraged students to show their support for the state of Africa at the G8 summit that is being held in July this year. This international forum, which is made up of the Canadian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, British and American governments, is arranged on a yearly basis to discuss world issues.

NME reported that Keio University believes that Bono's work in raising awareness and promoting research about AIDS and stopping poverty in Africa deems him worthy of the honorary degree. Bono is in the Asian country so that he will be present at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which is to take place shortly.

As for Bono's musical endeavours, U2's last studio effort came out in 2004. It was the group's eleventh album named How to Dismantle an Atom Bomb. The band is preparing a new album, which is being readied for release this October.

Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan



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