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Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award Recipients

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Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch

Ambassador to Ukraine

2023

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All U.S. Government Personnel Engaged in the Evacuation of Afghanistan

2021

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James A. Baker, III

13th and 19th White House Chief of Staff and 61st United States Secretary of State

2018

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William J. Burns

Under Secretary of State

2015

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Richard G. Lugar

Senator

2012

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William Lacy Swing

Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

2009

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Max Kampelman

Head of the United States Delegation to the Negotiations with the Soviet Union on Nuclear and Space Arms

2006

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John Danforth

Former Senator

2003

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Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn

Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

2000

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Dennis Ross

Special Middle East Coordinator

1996

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Robert Gallucci

Ambassador-at-Large; North Korean Negotiations

1995

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Thomas R. Pickering

Ambassador to the United Nations

1990

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Stephen W. Bosworth

Ambassador to the Phillippines

1988

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Thomas R. Pickering

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

2022

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Jimmy Carter

39th President, 76th Governor of Georgia, former Georgia Senator, Carter Center co-founder, and Nobel Peace Prize awardee

2020

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William J. Perry

19th U.S. Secretary of Defense

2017

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Carla A. Hills

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

2014

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Robert Gates

Secretary of Defense

2011

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Ryan C. Crocker

Ambassador to Iraq

2008

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Men and Women of the Foreign and Civil Service

Accepted by Former Undersecretary R. Nicholas Burns

2005

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Colin L. Powell

Secretary of State

2002

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Stuart Eizenstat

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

1999

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George F. Kennan

Lifetime Contributions to Diplomacy

1997

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General John Vessey

President Emissary to Hanoi for missing American servicemen

1994

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Vernon Walters

Ambassador to Germany

1991

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Foreign Service and Civil Service Personnel of the U.S. Government Who Served in the Viet Nam Evacuation

2021

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John Negroponte

Deputy Secretary of State, Director of National Intelligence, Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq

2019

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Robert B. Zoellick

Former World Bank Group President & U.S. Trade Representative

2016

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George P. Shultz

Secretary of State

2013

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Harold Saunders

Director of International Affairs, the Kettering Foundation

2010

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Christopher Hill

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

2007

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Joseph J. Sisco

Former Undersecretary of State

2004

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Kofi Annan

UN Secretary-General

2001

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George Mitchell

Peace Negotiations on Northern Ireland

1998

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Richard Holbrooke

Dayton Peace Accords on Bosnia

1996

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Robert Oakley

Special Envoy to Somalia

1993

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Rozanne L. Ridgway

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs

1989

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