Established by the Eisenhower Fellowships’ board of trustees in 1988, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service is awarded annually to a business leader, states person, or other public figure who has achieved, through direct personal contacts across boundaries, widely recognised advances toward President Eisenhower’s vision of peace and productivity through person-to-person international dialogue.
The Eisenhower Institute (EI) annually awards the Eisenhower Leadership Prize, celebrated by a formal award and ceremony and dinner in Washington. Recent recipients include: US Senator John McCain; Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel; former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell; and former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin. Occasionally, the institute bestows the Eisenhower Public Service Award. The 2002 recipient was Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchorman.
The Eisenhower Leadership Prize stands as the institute’s most distinguished and celebrated.
Previous recipients of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service include, but not limited to: Senator Richard Lugar, Former Chair, Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Nunn, Co-Chair and CEO, the Nuclear Threat Initiative(2013); Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women; former President, Chile (2012); International Crisis Group, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict (2011); Dr Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (2004); Katherine Graham, Chairman of the Executive Committee, The Washington Post; Pulitzer winning author (2002).