• Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan

    Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award

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    International Superstar Gloria Estefan is a Grammy award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children’s books, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved performers. Billboard Magazine considers her the single most successful Latin crossover artist in music history.

    Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Gloria is a successful entrepreneur alongside her husband Emilio. The couple own and operate several businesses, including a globally recognized music publishing company and a hospitality division that includes seven restaurants and two hotels (the...

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  • Howard Schultz

    Howard Schultz

    Distinguished Business Leadership Award

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    It all started with a cup of coffee.

    Recognized for his entrepreneurship and servant leadership, Howard Schultz built Starbucks Coffee Company into one of the world’s most recognized and respected businesses, a company committed to strengthening communities through human connection and social innovation.

    Howard grew up in public housing and was the first in his family to graduate college. As a young entrepreneur, he set out to build a different kind of company, one that delivers business excellence through a culture of compassion. Under his leadership, Starbucks has delivered approximately 18,000 percent in shareholder returns since its Initial...

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  • President George W. Bush, 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award

    President George W. Bush

    Distinguished International Leadership Award

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    President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara and George H.W. Bush – later the 41st President of the United States. In 1948, the family moved to Texas, where George W. Bush grew up in Midland and Houston. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University in 1968 and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He settled in Midland, where he started an energy business and married Laura Welch on November 5, 1977. After working on his father’s successful 1988 Presidential campaign, George W. Bush joined a...

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  • General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, 2018 Distinguished Military Leadership Award

    General Curtis M. Scaparrotti

    Commander, US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

    Distinguished Military Leadership Award

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    US Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti assumed duties as commander of European Command and as supreme allied commander, Europe in late spring of 2016.

    General Curtis M. Scaparrotti is a native of Logan, Ohio, graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1978, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army.

    A career infantry officer, General Scaparrotti was previously assigned as the commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea. He also served as the director, Joint Staff. Prior to his tour with the Joint...

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  • 2018 Distinguished Leadership Awards Honorees

    2018 Honorees

    The 2018 Distinguished Leadership Awards will honor the following individuals:

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    President George W. Bush

    Distinguished International Leadership Award

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  • 2017 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award Dinner

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  • Remarks by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, at the Atlantic Council’s 2017 Global Citizen Award Dinner

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  • Trudeau Delivers Rallying Cry to Save Global Order

    Canadian prime minister, South Korean president, pianist Lang Lang receive Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Award

    Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister and the recipient of the Atlantic Council’s 2017 Global Citizen Award, on September 19 delivered a passionate rallying cry to protect the alliances that have underpinned global security and prosperity since the end of World War II, warning that this decades-old global order is not cast in stone.

    “Worldwide, the long-established international order is being tested,” Trudeau said, noting that Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its subsequent encroachment in Ukraine marked the first major territorial seizure in Europe since World War II.

    “This is not the time for retrenchment,” said Trudeau. “This is a time for the Atlantic democracies to renew our commitment to universal standards of rights and liberty enforced through a multilateral rules-based order that has promoted peace and...

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  • Remarks by President Moon Jae-in
 of the Republic of Korea 
at the 2017 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards Dinner

    The Honorable President Frederick Kempe, His Excellencies Prime Minister Trudeau, President Keïta and President Kaboré, Her Majesty Queen Rania, the officials of the Atlantic Council who have prepared this event and distinguished guests who are adding something special to this evening, 

    It is my great privilege to stand here as an honoree of this meaningful award. I had a chance to meet Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau at the last G20 Summit to discuss bilateral cooperation and peace on the Korean Peninsula. I was especially impressed by his initiative in addressing the issues of gender equality and Syrian refugees.

    I also congratulate Mr. Lang Lang, a world-renowned pianist and warm-hearted philanthropist supporting children, on receiving the honor. His music is truly a beautiful message of peace. I am all the more pleased to receive the award together with these two honorees.

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  • Trudeau, Moon, Lang Lang to Receive Atlantic Council Award

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and Chinese pianist, educator, and philanthropist Lang Lang will be honored at the Atlantic Council’s eighth annual Global Citizen Awards reception in New York on September 19.

    The Global Citizen Award celebrates contributions by individuals toward improving the state of the world.

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