About the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will be granted annually to an individual whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. The Aurora Prize Laureate will be recognized for the exceptional impact their actions have made on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. An Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored each year with a US$100,000 grant as well as the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating organizations that inspired their work for a US$1,000,000 award.

The Aurora Prize Selection Committee includes Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel, Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian; and Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney.

The Aurora Prize will be awarded annually on April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia.
 
The Aurora Prize was born of 100 LIVES - an IDeA Foundation initiative, learn more about the inaugural Aurora Prize finalists here.
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Launching 100 LIVES: March 2015

George Clooney Joins Humanitarian Leaders To…

100 LIVES was launched at a world-class event in New York City on March 11, 2015 - bringing together over 150 figures from the international humanitarian, academic, business and philanthropic communities.  George Clooney joined humanitarian leaders to launch a new global prize, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, as part of the 100 LIVES initiative.  

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The 100 LIVES Co-Founders

Information on the three 100 LIVES Co-Founders

Three international businessmen and philanthropists of Armenian descent came together to establish 100 LIVES as a pioneering global initiative that would express gratitude for those who put themesleves at risk to help Armenians survive the Genocide 100 years ago. 100 lives is committed to recognizing and honoring the human spirit by championing individuals and organizations who continue to demonstrate that same spirit of selflessness to enable others to survive and thrive.  This folder contains some information and associated materials on the three co-founders and their inspiration for the 100 LIVES and Aurora Prize. 

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The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity…

The Aurora Prize Selection Committee is co-chaired by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and Academy-award winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney, and includes Nobel Laureates Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; and President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian.   This folder contains materials providing details on the individual Selection Committee Members and their involvement with the Aurora Prize. 

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About the Aurora Prize and 100 LIVES

Background Information on the Aurora Prize and…

This folder includes a series of materials, including: Brief descriptions about the 100 LIVES and Aurora Prize FAQ for the Aurora Prize Press release announcing the 100 LIVES Launch Press release updating details on the 100 LIVES Launch A brief introduction of the Aurora Prize Selection Committee

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Amal Clooney Scholarship

Please find all photos, videos and documents related to the 100 LIVES' Amal Clooney Scholarship here: http://100lives.isebox.net/100lives-amal-clooney-scholarship

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Four Exceptional Humanitarians Chosen as…

Information for Media Available here: http://100lives.isebox.net/four-exceptional-humanitarians-chosen-as-finalists-for-the-2016-aurora-prize-for-awakening-humanity

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Nominations Period Opening for the 2016…

Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity to Recognize…

Information for media inquiry can be found here: http://100lives.isebox.net/nominations-period-opening-for-the-2016-aurora-prize-for-awakening-humanity 

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