The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Selection Committee
Aurora Prize Selection Committee Members in New York City
Aurora Prize Selection Committee Members Mary Robinson, Gareth Evans, Leymah Gbowee, Oscar Arias and Vartan Gregorian (Photo by: 100 LIVES)
The Aurora Prize Selection Committee is comprised of Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; President of Carnegie Corporation of New York Dame Louise Richardson; former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo; journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dele Olojede, former CEO of Unilever and Co-founder and Co-Chair of IMAGINE Paul Polman and human rights activist and Co-founder of The Sentry John Prendergast. The Committee is chaired by the Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London Lord Ara Darzi. Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney is the Committee’s Honorary Co-Chair.
We honor the memory of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), inaugural Selection Committee Co-Chair; President of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity; Nobel Laureate, Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021), Aurora Co-Founder and member of the Selection Committee, and Benjamin Ferencz (1920-2023), world famous peace and human rights activist; Selection Committee Honorary Co-Chair.