Eisenhower Medal For Leadership And Service

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 Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Eisenhower Fellowships Annual Awards Dinner.

The list of Fellows awarded with the Distinguished Fellow Award can be viewed separately.

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SENATOR JOHN S. MCCAIN
2019 (posthumously)
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
DAVID EISENHOWER
2018 (joint)
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
2018 (joint)
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
GOVERNOR CHRISTINE
TODD WHITMAN
2017
President of The Whitman Strategy Group and Vice Chair of Eisenhower Fellowships' Board of Trustees
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
2016
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
2015
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
2014
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.
SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR
2013 (joint)
Former Chair, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
SENATOR SAM NUNN
2013 (joint)
Co-chair and CEO, the Nuclear Threat Initiative
MICHELLE BACHELET
PRESIDENT
MICHELLE BACHELET
2012
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; former President, Chile
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP
2011
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict
JAMES A. BAKER III
2010
Senior Partner, Baker Botts; Honorary Chairman, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS
PROFESSOR
MUHAMMAD YUNUS
2009
Founding and Managing Director, Grameen Bank
SENATOR GEORGE J. MITCHELL
SENATOR GEORGE J. MITCHELL
2008
Chairman of the Global Board, DLA Piper; Chancellor, Queen’s University, Northern Ireland
HONORABLE
LEE H. HAMILTON
2007
President, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
HONORABLE HENRY A. KISSINGER
HONORABLE
HENRY A. KISSINGER
2006
Former Secretary of State; former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships
HONORABLE JOHN C. WHITEHEAD
HONORABLE
JOHN C. WHITEHEAD
2005
Chairman, AEA Investors; former Chairman, Goldman, Sachs; former Deputy Secretary of State
DR. ALAN GREENSPAN
DR. ALAN GREENSPAN
2004
Chairman, Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve
PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH
2003
Former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships
KATHERINE GRAHAM
KATHARINE GRAHAM
2002
Chairman, Executive Committee, The Washington Post; Pulitzer Prize-winning author
HONORABLE GEORGE P. SHULTZ
HONORABLE GEORGE P. SHULTZ
2001
Former U.S. Secretary of State
DR. AMARTYA SEN
DR. AMARTYA SEN
2000
Economist; 1998 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
GENERAL COLIN L. POWELL, USA (RET.)
GENERAL COLIN L. POWELL, USA (RET.)
1999
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; former Secretary of State
GENERAL BRENT SCOWCROFT
GENERAL BRENT SCOWCROFT
1998
Former National Security Affairs Director
THEODORE W. FRIEND III
THEODORE W. FRIEND III
1997
President Emeritus, Eisenhower Fellowships; former President, Swarthmore College
PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD
PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD
1996
Former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships
HONORABLE PAT ROBERTS
HONORABLE PAT ROBERTS
1995
Representative, First Congressional District, Kansas; Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture
HONORABLE DONALD RUMSFELD
HONORABLE DONALD RUMSFELD
1993
Former Secretary of Defense; former CEO of G.D. Searle and General Instrument Co.; former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships
PRESIDENT SULEYMAN DEMIREL OF TURKEY
PRESIDENT SULEYMAN DEMIREL
1992
1955 Eisenhower Fellow, Ninth President of Turkey and seven-time elected Prime Minister
SENATOR MARK O. HATFIELD
SENATOR MARK O. HATFIELD
1991
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations
AMBASSADOR C. DOUGLAS DILLON
AMBASSADOR C. DOUGLAS DILLON
1990
Ambassador to France and Undersecretary of State under President Eisenhower; former Secretary of the Treasury
ROBERT O. ANDERSON
ROBERT O. ANDERSON
1989
Former Chairman, Eisenhower Fellowships; former CEO, ARCO
AMBASSADOR WALTER H. ANNENBERG
AMBASSADOR WALTER H. ANNENBERG
1988 (joint)
Founding Trustee of Eisenhower Fellowships; Ambassador to the Court of St. James and Ambassador
AMBASSADOR THOMAS J. WATSON, JR.
AMBASSADOR THOMAS J. WATSON, JR.
1988 (joint)
Founding Trustee, Eisenhower Fellowships; former Chairman, IBM; Ambassador to the Soviet Union
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