Four Freedoms Awards

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

2014  Special Presentation

Freedom Medal                    Joe Biden


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


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



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



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



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


            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



            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



            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



            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



            Freedom Medal                        Kofi Annan

            Freedom of Speech                 Lennart Meri

            Freedom of Worship               Sari Nusselbeh

            Freedom from Want                Marguerite Barankitse

            Freedom from Fear                  Max Kohnstamm



            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.



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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)



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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



            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