ABOUT THE PRIZE
THE NOMINATION PROCESS
The 2020 nomination process closed on May 14. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations from all disciplines and from all corners of the world. We received more than 2,000 nominations from 135 countries!
MEET THE 2020 PRIZE FINALISTS
Photographer, writer, activist and institution builder; Bangladesh
Politician, diplomat, economist and social activist; Argentina
Scholar focused on art, culture, policy, and women’s rights, Columbia University; US and India
MARY SCHNEIDER ENRIQUEZ
Houghton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums; US
Policy advisor and author focused on global environmental and philanthropic policy issues; US
Career diplomat, currently Ambassador to the United States; Singapore
Chairman, Tällberg Foundation and President, Zemi Communications; US
Lawyer, telecommunications expert, policy adviser to the Partido Popular; Spain
Sr Director, Diversity, Inclusion & People Innovation at Lego; UK
Organizational and leadership consultant, Leading Ventures; Tällberg Foundation board; Netherlands
Join the conversation and follow the stories of the Tällberg / Eliasson Global Leaders
Meet Jared Genser, finalist for this years prize, referred to by the New York Times as “The Extractor” for his work freeing political prisoners worldwide, his client list has included people like Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu, Liu Xiaobo, and Elie Wiesel.read more
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka have made a connection that most of the world is only now beginning to get: The well-being of humans and animals are inextricably linked. Read the story of one of this years finalists.read more
Meet one of the 2020 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize finalists, Bahia Shehab, a historian, street artist and professor of graphic design.read more
WHO MAKES THIS POSSIBLE?
The Tällberg Foundation, launched in 1981, exists to explore the issues that are challenging —and changing— our societies. Today, those challenges are profound: the world that we have known since the mid 20th century, which produced unprecedented peace as well as human advance, is changing at a pace and in directions that threaten to evolve towards Orwellian dystopia.
But forces for “good” still exist and need to be renewed, made more muscular and more effective. The Foundation aspires to be part of that process.
Tällberg’s work program focuses on understanding how to re-inject ethics into leadership; re-establish the legitimacy of governance; and manage, instead of being managed by, disruptive technologies, climate change, mass migration and other phenomena. We aim to contribute to the new thinking —and new acting— required by this moment in history.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.