The Dr. Nathan Davis Awards are presented annually by the American Medical Association and awarded to elected and career public servants in national, state, and local governments for outstanding government service. These awards are named for the founder of the American Medical Association, Nathan Smith Davis. The first Dr. Nathan Davis Awards were presented in 1989. Since then a number of prominent individuals have received a Dr. Nathan Davis Award for outstanding government service.
In 2008, the European Parliament introduced the European Citizens prize. It is intended to reward on annual basis individuals or groups who have particularly distinguished themselves in strengthening European integration by the expression of European cooperation, openness to others and practical involvement in the development of mutual understanding. It is awarded upon nominations of Members of European Parliament.
The Henry Howland Memorial Prize at Yale was created in 1915 for a "citizen of any country in recognition of some achievement of marked distinction in the field of literature or fine arts or the science of government." The idealistic quality of the recipients work is an important factor in his selection. The award was established in honor of Henry Elias Howland 1835–1913, a member of the Yale class of 1854, by a donation of $15.000 by his children Charles P. Howland Yale 1891, Dr. John Howland Yale 1894, and Frances Howland. The prize has generally been awarded every two years; the following is a partial list of recipients: 1970 - Aaron Copland 1900–1990, composer 1924 - Gustav Holst 1874–1934, composer 1949 - Sven Markelius 1889–1972, architect 1943 - Joseph C. Grew 1880-1965, diplomat 1939 - John Bell Condliffe 1891–1981, economist 1940 - Paul Hindemith 1895–1963, composer 1918 - Jean-Julien Lemordant 1882–1968, artist 1955 - Sir Owen Dixon 1886–1972, judge and diplomat 1977 - Alistair Cooke 1908–2004, journalist and broadcaster 1925 - Robert Edmond Jones 1887–1954, scenic designer 2008 - Tony Blair b. 1953, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1930 - Ragnar Ostberg 1866–1945, architect 1967 - Indira Gandhi 1917–1984, Prime Minister of India 1966 - Tyrone Guthrie 1900–1971, theatre director 1980 - Warren J. Haas b. 1925, president of the Association of Research Libraries 1933 - Philip John Noel-Baker1889–1982, politician and diplomat who later won the Nobel Peace Prize 1929 - Arthur Salter 1881–1975, diplomat involved in the League of Nations 1944 - Field Marshal Sir John Dill 1881–1944, British representative on the Combined Chiefs of Staff. 1937 - Salvador de Madariaga 1886–1978, diplomat and historian 1916 - Rupert Brooke 1887–1915, soldier and poet awarded posthumously 1971 - Leopold Stokowski 1882–1977, conductor 2010 - Paul Krugman b. 1953, economist 1952 - John Hersey 1914–1993, author 1989 - Russell Baker b. 1925, author 1954 - Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958, composer There are other Howland Fellowships and Prizes, including the Charles P. Howland Fellowship, at Yale, established in 1947 by Frances L. Howland as a tribute to her brother Charles P. Howland, Class of 1891, and the American Pediatric Societys John Howland Medal honoring another brother, Dr. John Howland, professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership is an annual prize awarded to a former African executive head of state or government. For seven of the twelve years it has been offered, no leader has been found worthy of the award.
A Library of Congress Living Legend is someone recognized by the Library of Congress for creative contributions to American life. Those honored include artists, writers, activists, film makers, physicians, entertainers, sports figures, and public servants. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden retired the program in 2018. By 2019, without new membership, a majority of the Living Legends had died.
The Right Livelihood Award is an international award to "honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, and is presented annually in early December. An international jury, invited by the five regular Right Livelihood Award board members, decides the awards in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health, education, and peace. The prize money is shared among the winners, usually numbering four, and is EUR 200.000. Very often one of the four laureates receives an honorary award, which means that the other three share the prize money. Although it is promoted as an "Alternative Nobel Prize", it is not a Nobel prize i.e., a prize created by Alfred Nobel. It does not have any organizational ties at all to the awarding institutions of the Nobel Prize or the Nobel Foundation, unlike the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which is not technically a Nobel prize but is administered by the Nobel Foundation. However, the Right Livelihood Award is sometimes popularly associated with the Nobel prizes. The Right Livelihood Award committee arranged for awards to be made in the Riksdag of Sweden the day before the Nobel prizes and the economics prize are also awarded in Stockholm. However, the Right Livelihood Awards are understood as a critique of the traditional Nobel prizes. The establishment of the award followed a failed attempt to have the Nobel Foundation create new prizes in the areas of environmental protection, sustainable development and human rights. The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, Edward Snowden and Greta Thunberg.
The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program recognizes exemplary members of the bar who engage in public service. The program, founded in 1990 defines public service as "law-related work for governmental agencies, legal services providers, prosecutors, public defenders, private public interest law firms, nonprofit organizations and international organizations that provide legal assistance, conduct research, or engage in other activities aimed at advancing the common good." Academics and judges are ineligible for nomination. Fellows are invited to Harvard Law School to interact with students. Paul J. Fishman United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Jonathan Rapping a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award Pierre-Richard Prosper Shara L. Aranoff Rod Rosenstein Deputy Attorney General of the United States Edmund V. Ludwig Federal District Judge Terry Goddard Andrew Fois Brian Concannon Reggie Shuford James E. Tierney Denise J. Casper United States District Judge Massachusetts John A. Powell Leslie Winner
The World Leadership Awards have been prepared by the World Leadership Forum of England, UK, and have been presented to city leaders who have shown exceptional imagination, foresight or resilience in a number of key fields - especially cities that have reversed trends, shaken off traditional images, and acted as an example and inspiration to others. The Awards were instituted in 2005 and awarded in 2006 and 2007. Press releases from some winners have indicated that in 2006, around 400 cities worldwide, were invited to compete in 15 categories of urban quality and improvement. Note that the Awards or others of the same name) have since been awarded in 2012, after the apparent 2009 collapse of the sponsoring World Leadership Forum organization.
World Mayor is a biennial award organized by The City Mayors Foundation since 2004. It intends to raise the profile of mayors worldwide, as well as honour those who have served their communities well and who have contributed to the well-being of cities, nationally and internationally. The organisers make it plain that the award has no connection with any city or organization and is run on strictly non-commercial lines. Helen Zille and Leopoldo Lopez discussed their 2008 nominations on the BBC World Service programme Outlook. The Guardian looked at contenders for the 2014 prize. The 2018 World Mayor Project was dedicated to women mayors. The 2020 World Mayor Project is dedicated to mayors who have made the relief of poverty one of their top priorities. The City Mayors Foundation commissions the trophy presented as the World Mayor Award. The trophy was designed by artist Manuel Ferrari and is handmade out of steel by the metalworker Kaspar Swankey.