Since 2010, the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Awards have honored individuals who make unique contributions towards improving the world.

2018 Honorees

H.E. Mauricio Macri – President of the Argentine Republic
The Hon. John S. McCain (1936-2018) – United States Senator from Arizona
H.E. Erna Solberg – Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway 
Hamdi Ulukaya – Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani and Founder, The Tent Partnership for Refugees

2017 Honorees

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada
H.E. Moon Jae-in – President of the Republic of Korea
Lang Lang – World-renowned Pianist, Educator and Philanthropist

2016 Honorees

H.E. Shinzō Abe – Prime Minister of Japan
H.E. Matteo Renzi – Prime Minister of Italy
Mr. Wynton Marsalis – Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

2015 Honorees

H.E. Juan Manuel Santos –  President of Colombia
Dr. Mario Draghi –
 European Central Bank President
Maestro Yu Long – 
Artistic Director, China Philharmonic

2014 Honorees

H.E. Shimon Peres – Former President of Israel
H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto – President of Mexico
H.E. Petro Poroshenko – President of Ukraine
H.E. Lee Kuan Yew – Former Prime Minister of Singapore
Mr. Robert De Niro – Actor, Director, Producer 
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner – Piano Virtuoso

2013 Honorees

H.E. Bronisław Komorowski – President of the Republic of Poland
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah – of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Maestro Seiji Ozawa – Conductor

2012 Honorees

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi – Chair, Burmese National League for Democracy
Dr. Henry Kissinger – Former US Secretary of State
Dr. Sadako Ogata – Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Mr. Quincy Jones – Producer, Composer, Arranger, and Humanitarian

2011 Honorees

Madame Christine Lagarde –  Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
The Hon. Secretary John Kerry – 
US Secretary of State, US Department of State
Mr. Rafik Hariri – 
Prime Minister of Lebanon (posthumous award)

2010 Honorees

Professor Klaus Schwab –  Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum