Four Freedoms Awards

Celebrating those whose life's work embodies FDR's Four Freedoms.

2013

Freedom Medal                     Wendell Berry

Freedom of Speech              Paul Krugman

Freedom of Worship            Sister Simone Campbell

Freedom from Want             Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Freedom from Fear              Ameena Matthews

2012

Freedom Medal                    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Freedom of Speech             Al Jazeera

Freedom of Worship           His All Holiness Archbishop Bartholomew I

Freedom from Want             Ela Ramesh Bhatt

Freedom from Fear               Hussain al-Shahristani

 

2011

Freedom Medal                    Russell D. Feingold

Freedom of Speech             Michael J. Copps

Freedom of Worship            Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Freedom from Want             Jacqueline Novogratz

Freedom from Fear               Bryan A. Stevenson

 

2010

Freedom Medal                    European Court of Human Rights

Freedom of Speech             Novaya Gazeta

Freedom of Worship            Asma Jahangir

Freedom from Want             Maurice Strong

Freedom from Fear               Gareth Evans

 

2009

Freedom Medal                   Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

Freedom of Speech             Anthony Romero, ACLU

Freedom of Worship           Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core

Freedom from Want            Vicki Escarra, Feeding America

Freedom from Fear             Pasquale D'Amuro, formerly FBI

2008

            Freedom Medal                     Richard von Weizsacker

            Freedom of Speech              Lakhdar Brahimi

            Freedom of Worship             Karen Armstrong

            Freedom from Want              Jan Egeland

            Freedom from Fear                War Child Netherlands

 

2008  Special Presentation

            Freedom Medal                       Forrest Church

 

2007

            Freedom Medal                        Carl Levin & Richard Lugar

            Freedom of Speech                 Bill Moyers

            Freedom of Worship                Peter J. Gomes

            Freedom from Want                 Barbara Ehrenreich

            Freedom from Fear                   Brent Scowcroft

 

2006   Special Presentation

            Freedom of Speech                 Mike Wallace

 

2006

            Freedom Medal                        Mohamed ElBaradei

            Freedom of Speech                 Carlos Fuentes

            Freedom of Worship               The Taize Community

            Freedom from Want                 Muhammad Yunus

            Freedom from Fear                   Aung San Suu Kyi

 

2005

            Freedom Medal                        President William J. Clinton

            Freedom of Speech                Tom Brokaw

            Freedom of Worship               Cornel R. West

            Freedom from Want                Marsha J. Evans

            Freedom from Fear                  Lee H. Hamilton and Thomas J. Kean

 

2005  Special Presentation

            Freedom Medal                        The Lady Soames, LG, DBE

            Freedom of Speech                 The BBC World Service

 

2004   Special Presentation

            Freedom from Want                Anton Rupert

            Freedom from Fear                  Robert J. Dole

 

2004

            Freedom Medal                        Kofi Annan

            Freedom of Speech                 Lennart Meri

            Freedom of Worship               Sari Nusselbeh

            Freedom from Want                Marguerite Barankitse

            Freedom from Fear                  Max Kohnstamm

 

2003

            Freedom Medal                        George J. Mitchell

            Freedom of Speech                 Studs Terkel

            Freedom of Worship               Robert F. Drinan

            Freedom from Want                Dolores Huerta

            Freedom from Fear                  Robert C. Byrd

 

2003  Special Presentation

            Freedom Medal                        Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

           

2002

            Freedom Medal                        Nelson Mandela

            Freedom of Speech                 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

            Freedom of Worship               Nasr H. Abu Zayd

            Freedom from Want                Gro Harlem Brundtland

            Freedom from Fear                  Ernesto Zedillo

 

2002  Special Presentation

            Freedom Medal                        William J. vanden Heuvel

           

2001

            Freedom Medal & Freedom from Fear      The Veterans of World War II

                                                            Richard D. Winters (US Army)

                                                            Robert E. Bush (US Navy)

                                                            William T. Ketcham (US Marine Corps)

                                                            Lee A. Archer, Jr. (US Air Force)

                                                            Ellen Buckley (US Army Nurse Corps)

            Freedom of Speech              New York Times & Ochs/Sulzberger Family

            Freedom of Worship             Johnnie Rebecca Carr

            Freedom from Want              The March of Dimes

           

2000

            Freedom Medal                        Martti Ahtisaari

            Freedom of Speech                 Bronislaw Geremek

            Freedom of Worship               Cicely Saunders

            Freedom from Want                Monkombu S. Swaminathan

            Freedom from Fear                  Louise Arbour

 

1999

            Freedom Medal                        Edward M. Kennedy

            Freedom of Speech                 John Lewis

            Freedom of Worship               Corinne C. Boggs

            Freedom from Want                George S. McGovern

            Freedom from Fear                  Robert O. Muller

 

1998

            Freedom Medal                        Mary Robinson

            Freedom of Speech                 CNN

            Freedom of Worship                The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu

            Freedom from Want                 Stephane Hessel

            Freedom from Fear                  Craig Kielburger (Free the Children)

 

1997

            Freedom Medal                        Katharine Meyer Graham

            Freedom of Speech                 Sidney R. Yates

            Freedom of Worship               William H. Gray

            Freedom from Want                Mark O. Hatfield

            Freedom from Fear                  Daniel K. Inouye

 

1996

            Freedom Medal                        His Majesty Juan Carlos of Spain

            Freedom of Speech                 John Hume

            Freedom of Worship                The Right Reverend Lord Runcle

            Freedom from Want                 Medecines Sans Frontieres

            Freedom from Fear                   Shimon Peres

 

1995

            Freedom Medal                        President Jimmy Carter

            Freedom of Speech                 Mary McGrory

            Freedom of Worship                Andrew Young

            Freedom from Want                 Lane Kirkland

            Freedom from Fear                   Elliott Richardson

 

1995  Special Presentation

            Freedom Medal                        Jonas Salk

            Freedom Medal                        Ruud Lubbers

 

1994

            Freedom Medal                        His Holiness the Dalai Lama

            Freedom of Speech                 Marion Countess Donhoff

            Freedom of Worship               Gerhart M. Riegner

            Freedom from Want                 Mrs. Sadako Ogata

            Freedom from Fear                   Zdravko Grebo

 

1993

            Freedom Medal                        Cyrus Vance

            Freedom of Speech                 Arthur Miller

            Freedom of Worship               Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh

            Freedom from Want                Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver

            Freedom from Fear                  George Ball

 

1992

            Freedom Medal                        Javier Perez de Cuellar

            Freedom of Speech                 Mstislav Rostropovich

            Freedom of Worship                Terry White

            Freedom from Want                 Jan Tinbergen

            Freedom from Fear                   The Right Honorable Lord Carrington

 

1991

            Freedom Medal                        Thurgood Marshall

 

            Freedom of Speech                 James B. Reston

            Freedom of Worship                The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr.

            Freedom from Want                 Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward

            Freedom from Fear                   Mike Mansfield

 

1990

            Freedom Medal                        Vaclav Havel

            Freedom of Speech                 Jacques DeLors

            Freedom of Worship                Lazlo Tokes

            Freedom from Want                 Emile van Lennep

            Freedom from Fear                   Simon Wiesenthal

 

1990  Special Presentation

            Freedom Medal                        Mikhail Gorbachev

 

1989

            Freedom Medal                        William J. Brennan, Jr.

            Freedom of Speech                 Walter Cronkite

            Freedom of Worship                Raphael Lemkin (posthumously), Herman Bookbinder

            Freedom from Want                 Dr. Dorothy I. Height

            Freedom from Fear                   J. William Fulbright

 

1988

            Freedom Medal                        Helmut Schmidt

            Freedom of Speech                 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

            Freedom of Worship                Teddy Kollek

            Freedom from Want                 Dr. Halfdan T. Mahler

            Freedom from Fear                   Dr. Armand Hammer

 

1987

            Freedom Medal                        Hon. Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.

            Freedom of Speech                 Herbert Block

            Freedom of Worship                Rev. Leon Sullivan

            Freedom from Want                 Mary Lasker

            Freedom from Fear                   Dr. George Kennan

 

1986

            Freedom Medal                        Allesandro Pertini

            Freedom of Speech                 El Pais

            Freedom of Worship                Bernardus Cardinal Alfrink

            Freedom from Want                 Bradford Morse

            Freedom from Fear                   Olof Palme

 

1985

            Freedom Medal                        Congressman Claude Pepper

            Freedom of Speech                 Dr. Kenneth B. Clark

            Freedom of Worship                Elie Wiesel

            Freedom from Want                 Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith

            Freedom from Fear                   Dr. Isidor Rabi

 

1984

            Freedom Medal                        Harold MacMillan

            Freedom of Speech                 Amnesty International

            Freedom of Worship                Werner Leich, Christiann F. Beyers Naude

            Freedom from Want                 Liv Ullman

            Freedom from Fear                   Brian Urquhart

 

1983

            Freedom Medal                        W. Averell Harriman

            Freedom of Speech                 Joseph L. Rauh, Jr.

            Freedom of Worship                Coretta Scott King

            Freedom from Want                 Robert S. McNamara

            Freedom from Fear                   Jacob K. Javits

 

1982

            Freedom Medal                        HRH Princess Juliana of the Netherlands

            Freedom of Speech                 Max van der Stoel

            Freedom of Worship                William A. Visser't Hooft

            Freedom from Want                 H. Johannes Witteveen

            Freedom from Fear                   J. Herman van Roijen