Established by the Eisenhower Fellowships’ Board of Trustees in 1988, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service is awarded annually to a distinguished states person, business leader or other public figure who has achieved, through direct person-to-person international dialogue, widely-recognized advances toward President Eisenhower’s vision of a world more peaceful, prosperous and just. The recipient must be present to accept this award from the Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Eisenhower Fellowships Annual Awards Dinner.
Please note: titles reflect date of medal awarded
The list of Fellows awarded with the Distinguished Fellow Award can be viewed separately.
Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service
Senator John S. McCain III
For his work as a champion of principled American engagement in global affairs, reaching across the political divide and across borders to build bridges of understanding and cooperation.
David Eisenhower is Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Research Institute and co-chairman of FPRI’s History Institute, and current host of PBS’ public affairs television show “The Whole Truth”.
Susan Eisenhower is the CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group, Inc. (EGI), a Washington D.C. based consulting company founded in 1986.
Christine Todd Whitman
President of The Whitman Strategy Group and Vice Chair of Eisenhower Fellowships' Board of Trustees
Doctors without Borders
An international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
International Rescue Committee
A non-profit organization which helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
Dr. Mo Ibrahim
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.
International Crisis Group
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict
James A. Baker III
Senior Partner, Baker Botts; Honorary Chairman, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Senator George J. Mitchell
Chairman of the Global Board, DLA Piper; Chancellor, Queen’s University, Northern Ireland
Honorable Lee H. Hamilton
President, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Honorable Henry A. Kissinger
Former Secretary of State; former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships
Honorable John C. Whitehead
Chairman, AEA Investors; former Chairman, Goldman, Sachs; former Deputy Secretary of State
Chairman, Executive Committee, The Washington Post; Pulitzer Prize-winning author
General Colin L. Powell, USA (ret.)
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; former Secretary of State
Theodore W. Friend III
President Emeritus, Eisenhower Fellowships; former President, Swarthmore College
Honorable Pat Roberts
Representative, First Congressional District, Kansas; Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture
Honorable Donald Rumsfeld
Former Secretary of Defense; former CEO of G.D. Searle and General Instrument Co.; former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships
Senator Mark O. Hatfield
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Ambassador C. Douglas Dillon
Ambassador to France and Undersecretary of State under President Eisenhower; former Secretary of the Treasury
Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg
Founding Trustee of Eisenhower Fellowships; Ambassador to the Court of St. James and Ambassador