Past Recipients

2018: Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009-2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002-2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.


2017: Justice Stephen Breyer
2016: Martti Ahtisaari
2015: Lori Fisler Damrosch
2014: Aryeh Neier
2013: Dr. Shirin Ebadi
2012: M. Cherif Bassiouni
2011: George J. Mitchell
2010: Jerome A. Cohen
2009: James Crawford
2008: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade
2007: Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
2007: Antonio Cassese
2006: Ian Brownlie
2005: Richard N. Gardner
2004: Giuliano Amato
2003: Harold Hongju Koh
2002: Hans Blix
2001: Louise Arbour
2000: Hon. Gabrielle Kirk McDonald
1999: Thomas Franck
1998: Stephen M. Schwebel
1997: Conrad K. Harper
1996: James A. Baker III
1995: Boutros Boutros-Ghali
1994: Max M. Kampelman
1993: Michael H. Posner
1992: John J. Jackson
1991: Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
1990: John N. Hazard
1989: Thomas Buergenthal
1988: John R. Stevenson
1987: Keith Highet
1986: Louis Henkin
1985: Hon. Rosalyn Higgins
1984: Tommy Koh
1983: Oscar Schachter
1982: Maxwell Cohen
1981: Telford Taylor
1980: Alona E. Evans
1979: Hardy C. Dillard
1978: Willis M Reese
1977: Arthur H. Dean
1976: Oliver S. Lissitzyn
1975: Philip C. Jessup