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2019 Honorees

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
(NATO)

Distinguished International Leadership Award

ADRIENNE ARSHT

Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council
Distinguished Service Award

Introduced by: Alonzo Mourning

CHRISTINE LAGARDE

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Distinguished International Leadership Award

Introduced by: Ivanka Trump

FREDERICK W. SMITH

Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation
Distinguished Business Leadership Award

Introduced by: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Past Distinguished Leadership Awards Highlights

Tue, May 3, 2016

Former Defense Secretary Gates to America: ‘Reject Isolationism’

Gates, Votel, Kravis, and Grigòlo receive Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Awards American leaders must “reject isolationism” and Europe must “get its internal security house in order,” former US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said at the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Awards gala in Washington on May 3. Gates, who has served in Republican as well […]

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen