WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council will honor three recipients at its annual Global Citizen Awards, to be presented on the evening of September 19 in New York, NY: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe; Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi; and American musician, composer, educator, and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis.

The Atlantic Council will recognize Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe for his lifelong public service, extraordinary regional leadership, and steadfast commitment to strengthening the Japanese economy.

Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi will be awarded for his model leadership in tackling the economic turmoil that has shaken Europe and the world.

We will also honor Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis for his prolific career in both classical and jazz music, his work as a cultural ambassador, and his lifelong advocacy for the arts and arts education worldwide.

DATE: Monday, September 19

TIME: 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: New York, NY. Details to be provided upon accreditation.

This event is on-the-record and open to press. To request accreditation or for additional details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, September 16. Location and further timing details will be provided upon confirmation of accreditation.

Follow @AtlanticCouncil and use #ACAwards for live updates throughout the evening.
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