Global Citizen Awards Dinner

  • Atlantic Council to Honor President Macri, Prime Minster Solberg, and Hamdi Ulukaya with 2018 Global Citizen Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – The ninth Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards will honor President of the Argentine Republic Mauricio Macri; Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg; and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Chobani and founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, on the evening of September 24 in New York, NY.

    All three distinguished honorees will attend and speak at the event.

    “At this period of rapid global change and uncertainty, these awards send a particular message regarding the brand of consistent, principled and purposeful leadership that our times require,” said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council President and CEO. “Through these awards, we have tried not only to salute unique individuals such as these three leaders, but in doing so also inspire others to be better global citizens.”

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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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  • Seventh Annual Global Citizen Awards Honors Exceptional, Diverse Leaders

    The Atlantic Council presented its annual Global Citizen Awards in New York on September 19 to three exceptional individuals whose extraordinary leadership has been invaluable in addressing global challenges and fostering unity.

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  • Global Citizen Award Remarks by Maestro Yu and Performance by Johnson Li


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