Global Citizen Awards Dinner

  • Atlantic Council Presents Global Citizen Award to Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg

    On September 24, the Atlantic Council presented Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg with its Global Citizen Award for her commitment to multilateralism, international development and poverty reduction, and education.

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  • Atlantic Council Presents Global Citizen Award to President of Argentina Mauricio Macri

    On September 24, 2018, the Atlantic Council, in its ninth annual Global Citizen Award dinner, presented Argentine President Mauricio Macri with the award for his tireless efforts to renew Argentina’s role as a pivotal global player. The award was also presented to President Macri for his commitment to putting Argentina on a sustainable path, and in doing so, delivering on the promise of a prosperous future for the Argentine people.

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  • GCA 2018 Highlights: Crushing on Christine Lagarde, Chobani’s Ulukaya is More than Just a Yogurt Maker, And More

    More than 500 guests from fifty countries attended the Atlantic Council’s 9th annual Global Citizen Awards dinner in New York City on September 24.

    The award was presented to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg; Argentine President Mauricio Macri; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Chobani; and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John S. McCain.

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  • Atlantic Council Honors Global Citizens

    To Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, being a global citizen means embodying two values: “a sense of shared responsibility and shared purpose.” Speaking at the Atlantic Council’s 9th annual Global Citizen Awards dinner in New York City, Solberg argued that in the world today, as “in a village, you cannot survive without trusting your fellow people. Without joining forces in everyday life.”

    The Atlantic Council presented its Global Citizen Award to Solberg, Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Chobani, and the late Sen. John S. McCain.

    Frederick Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, said in his opening remarks that “each awardee this evening embodies the leadership, commitment, and character that these challenging times demand.” Kempe added that “we hope that by recognizing these individuals, we could inspire a host of others.”

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    Atlantic Council 2018 Global Citizen Awards

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  • Atlantic Council Bestows Posthumous Global Citizen Award on John McCain

    John S. McCain was remembered at the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Awards dinner in New York on September 24 as a man who spoke truth to power and was unafraid to stand up for the values in which he truly believed.

    McCain, a war hero who served for thirty-five years in the US Congress—first in the House and then the Senate—died on August 25 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 81.

    The Atlantic Council honored McCain with a posthumous Global Citizen Award.

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  • Atlantic Council to Posthumously Honor Senator John McCain with Global Citizen Award

    Mrs. Cindy McCain to accept award in NYC on September 24

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that it will pay tribute to the life and legacy of Senator John McCain by posthumously honoring him with the 2018 Global Citizen Award on September 24. The award will be accepted by Mrs. Cindy McCain.

    Senator McCain lived a remarkable life of service, leadership, and courage – both in uniform and in Congress,” said Atlantic Council CEO and President Frederick Kempe. “The Senator exemplified global citizenship, fighting to defend the freedom, dignity, and human rights of people around the world. We are privileged to present this award to Cindy McCain to salute Senator McCain’s contributions and legacy.”

    Mrs. McCain will be introduced by General James L. Jones, Jr. USMC (Ret.), Interim Chairman of the...

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  • 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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