Eliasson Global Leadership Prize - The Tällberg Foundation

INTRODUCING THE 2020 WINNERS

Sylvia A. Earle

One of the world’s foremost oceanographers, whose pioneering research aims at conserving the oceans for the good of the planet and of humanity.

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Jared Genser

A human rights lawyer, using the law to free political prisoners, protect human rights and challenge autocracy around the world.

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Nithya Ramanathan

An engineer and social entrepreneur, working to save lives through the innovative application of technology and applying data-driven solutions to global challenges.

Meet the winners in this video

ABOUT THE PRIZE

The Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize named in honor of Jan Eliasson, one of the most accomplished global diplomats of our era, is given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication.

Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a secret ballot of a jury composed of accomplished global leaders.

Each prize winner receives $50,000—made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation—and engagement with a network of leaders committed to moving our societies from what they are to what they could be.

Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions (PDF) about the Prize.

JURY 2020

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE JURY

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE JURY
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE JURY
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE JURY

THE NOMINATION PROCESS

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1. Nominations

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!

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2. Jury

An international jury reviews the nominations during the summer and selects the people who, in their judgment, best exemplify the types of leaders needed today.

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3. Celebrate!

The winners will be invited to a virtual celebration and exploration of global leadership on December 8-9 where they will join past laureates, jury members and other global leaders.

Meet the 2020 prize finalists

STORIES

Join the conversation and follow the stories of the Tällberg / Eliasson Global Leaders

True Blue

True Blue

Sylvia Earle, behaves like a woman running out of time, which she is. The world’s foremost oceanographer, she is on the road most of the year, and has logged countless hours underwater since her first dive, in a Florida river, when she was 16.

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Objections Sustained

Objections Sustained

Sara Hossain, connects the dots between healthcare, freedom of speech, and right to information, and combined strategic litigation with consensus-building.

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Data Minded

Data Minded

Nithya Ramanathan, co-founded Nexleaf in 2009, the company has focused on clean cook-stove technologies, vaccine temperature monitors, and improved NICU care. The cutting-edge data collection is just the first step. What distinguishes her works is the ability to put the right data in front of the right person, and have the right conversation at the right time.

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WHO MAKES THIS POSSIBLE?

Sponsor

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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.

Lead Supporter

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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.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.1 billion through over 4,700 grants to nonprofit organizations, in 132 nations around the world.  

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