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Global Citizen Awards

Sep 23, 2019

Atlantic Council celebrates ten years of global citizens making a difference

By David A. Wemer and Jasper Gilardi

An evening dedicated to celebrating the individuals who have helped drive positive change in their societies and embody the commitment to international cooperation that underpins the Atlantic Council’s mission.

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 23, 2019

The transatlantic bond must be protected, Dutch prime minister says

By David A. Wemer

These temporary disagreements between allies should not distract either side of the Atlantic from the fundamental importance of the relationship and international cooperation, according to Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.

European Union

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 23, 2019

Chilean president calls for action to combat climate change: “The time is now”

By David A. Wemer

Protecting “our nature, our biodiversity, and our planet is not only an environmental obligation” but a "moral obligation," Presdent Piñera argued.

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 6, 2019

Ron Howard

Academy Award-winning Director Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films. A Beautiful Mind earned Howard an Oscar for Best Director and […]

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 1, 2019

Previous Global Citizen Awards Honorees

The Atlantic Council's Global Citizen Awards honor individuals who make unique contributions towards improving the world.

LANG LANG

Global Citizen Awards

Aug 28, 2019

Lang Lang

World-renowned Pianist, Educator and Philanthropist Few artists can claim to have the same profound impact on the world of music as Lang Lang. As a pianist, educator, and philanthropist, as well as an influential ambassador for the arts, Lang Lang has fully embraced new technology and innovation, leading the way in bringing classical music into […]

MOON JAE-IN

Global Citizen Awards

Aug 28, 2019

His Excellency Moon Jae-in

President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in became the president of the Republic of Korea on May 10, 2017. He was born as a son of a refugee on the southern coast of South Korea in 1953. His parents fled North Korea during the Korean War. Although he was born into an impoverished family […]

Justin Trudeau

Global Citizen Awards

Aug 28, 2019

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau is Canada’s twenty-third prime minister. He also serves as minister of intergovernmental affairs and minister of youth. Justin’s vision of Canada is a country where everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader, and advocate for youth have shaped his dedication […]

Hamdi Ulukaya

Global Citizen Awards

Aug 28, 2019

Hamdi Ulukaya

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani and Founder, The Tent Partnership for Refugees Hamdi Ulukaya is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Chobani, one of the fastest growing food companies in the last decade and a pioneer for the natural food movement. Raised in a dairy-farming family in a small village in eastern Turkey, […]

Erna Solberg

Global Citizen Awards

Aug 28, 2019

Her Excellency Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg was born and educated in Bergen: Norway’s ancient maritime capital and gateway to the Atlantic Ocean and America. Always the global citizen, she has combined numerous national positions as minister, parlamentarian and regional politician with a strong commitment to global solutions for development, growth, and conflict resolution.  As prime […]