Woodrow Wilson Awards


Woodrow Wilson Awards

Infobox award
name = Woodrow Wilson Award



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description = Public Service and Corporate Citizenship
presenter = Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
website = http://www.wilsoncenter.org/

Woodrow Wilson Awards are given out multiple times each year by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution to individuals in both the public sphere and business who have shown an outstanding commitment to President Woodrow Wilson's dream of integrating politics, scholarship, and policy for the common good.

Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service

The Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service is given to individuals who have served with distinction in public life and have shown a special commitment to seeking out informed opinions and thoughtful views. Recipients of this award share Woodrow Wilson’s steadfast belief in public discourse, scholarship, and the extension of the benefits of knowledge in the United States and around the world. These leaders devote themselves to examining the historical background and long-term implications of important public policy issues while encouraging the free and open exchange of ideas that is the bedrock of our nation’s foundation.

Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship

The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship is given to executives who demonstrate a commitment to the common good—beyond the bottom line. They are the people who demonstrate that private firms should be good citizens in their own neighborhoods, as well as in the world. The award is given to those who have done tremendous work in improving their local communities and the world at large.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

About the Woodrow Wilson Center

The Wilson Center is the living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Center was established as part of the Smithsonian in 1968 by an act of Congress. It is a nonpartisan research institution that is committed to fostering research, study, and discussion of national and global affairs. The Center promotes collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs. The mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of President Wilson by providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy. Lee H. Hamilton is the president and director of the Wilson Center.

As Part of the Smithsonian Institution

The Woodrow Wilson Center is a research body belonging to the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its shops and its magazine. Most of its facilities are located in Washington, D.C., but its 19 museums, zoo, and eight research centers include sites in New York City, Virginia, Panama, and elsewhere. It has over 142 million items in its collections. Other research institutions alongside the Woodrow Wilson Center are the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the associated Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Carrie Bow Marine Field Station, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Center For Earth and Planetary Studies, Conservation and Research Center, Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Migratory Bird Center, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Woodrow Wilson Award Recipients

Awardees are chosen by the Wilson Center Board of Trustees in recognition of their work to benefit society. In line with President Wilson's vision, honorees participate in efforts to improve the global community through collaboration and open dialogue. They have made contributions to advance education, peace, health care, culture, legislation, sportsmanship, technology, scholastic research, and leadership..

Woodrow Wilson Awards have gone to a diverse set of professionals, including politicians, entertainers, diplomats, athletes, business executives, doctors and philanthropists. Among business executives, their industries include health care, hotels, restaurants and energy.

Public Service

The following individuals are Wilson Center Awardees for Public Service:Note: This is not a complete count.

*Betty Ford, Wife of former President Gerald Ford
*Prime Minister of Australia John Howard
*Vice President of the United States Dick and Lynne Cheney
*Bud Selig, MLB Commissioner
*Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
*Dolly Parton, Entertainer
*Architect Frank Gehry
*Prime Minister of Singapore Kuan Yew Lee
*Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III
*General Colin and Alma Powell
*Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
*Senator Dianne Feinstein
*Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen
*Senator John McCain
*Wayne Newton, Entertainer
*Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
*Gustavo A. Cisneros
*Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger
*Former Senator John Glenn
*Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
*Governor Janet Napolitano
*U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Ronald Weiser
* Hon. Pete Wilson, Former Senator and Governor of California
*Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge

Corporate Citizenship

The following individuals are Wilson Center Awardees for Public Service: Note: This is not a complete count.

*Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Companies
*Steve and Jean Case, AOL
*Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation
*Lee Raymond, ExxonMobil Corporation
*Ray L. Hunt, Hunt Oil Company
*William H. Swanson, Raytheon
*Frank Lowy AC, Westfield Group
*Hon. Joseph B. Gildenhorn, The JBG Companies
*Craig and Barbara Barrett, Intel
*Henry McKinnell Ph.D., Pfizer Inc.
*John H. Tyson, Tyson Foods
*Jeffrey A. Joerres, Manpower Inc.
*Leslie Wexner, Limited Brands, Inc.
*Hon. Paul G. Desmarais, Power Corporation du Canada
*Lorenzo Zambrano, CEMEX
*Frederic and Marlene Malek, Thayer Capital
*Irwin M. Jacobs, Ph.D., QUALCOMM, Inc.
*Niall W. A. FitzGerald, Thomson Reuters
*Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
*Jack O. Bovender, Jr., Hospital Corporation of America
*Peter Munk, Barrick Gold
*Andrew J. McKenna, McDonald's
*Richard M. DeVos, Alticor
*Frank Lowy, Westfield Group
*Peter G. Peterson, Blackstone Group

Award Presentations

Recipients are given the awards at ceremonial dinners in various cities and countries. At each dinner, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship are presented. In some places, the Wilson Center will host events where different scholars talk about local policy issues, before the award reception.

ee also

*Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
*Smithsonian Institution

External links

[http://wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=awards.awards/ Woodrow Wilson Awards]
[http://www.si.edu/ Smithsonian Institution]
[http://www.nndb.com/honors/517/000059340/ NNDB]

News Articles

[http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117960.html/ Andrew Lloyd Webber receives Prestigious Award]
[http://philanthropy.ml.com/index.asp?id=66319_67035_67042_67444_88316_98017_98741/ John Thain Honored for Public Service by Smithsonian's Wilson Center]
[http://www.kommersant.com/p817198/r_530/philanthropy_//Viktor Vekselberg Wins American Award]
[http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/harper_stephen/foreignpolicyspeech.html/Stephen Harper addresses Canadian Leadership in the world at award ceremony]
[http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS211037+26-Mar-2008+PRN20080326/ Adelsons win prestigious award for philanthropy]
[http://www.biztimes.com/news/2008/5/16/woodrow-wilson-awards/ MLB Commissioner Selig awarded for lifetime work for others]
[http://www.nicklaus.com/nicklaus_news/news012008.php/ Jack Nicklaus honored in Florida]
[http://www.mckinley.com/about-mckinley/news/2007/ambassador-recieves-woodrow-wilson-award/ Ambassador receives prestigious award from the Woodrow Wilson Center]
[http://196.14.40.211/gatec/quickView.aspx?s1=503574&s2=2719945&s3=1144&s4=ON&s5=T/South Africans honored with Woodrow Wilson Awards]
[http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/bell/20040506-9999-7m6bell-new.html/ Peter Preuss and Irwin Jacobs get Wilson Awards in San Diego]
[http://www.gov.state.md.us/pressreleases/070920b.html/Governor O’Malley Receives Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service]
[http://www.covansys.com/media/press/current/2007_pr02.htm/Covansys President AND CEO presented with Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship]
[http://www.cybergolf.com/golf_news/nicklaus_honored_by_woodrow_wilson_international_center/ Nicklaus Honored by Woodrow Wilson International Center]
[http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16334425-421,00.html/ John Howard honoured with US award]


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