Laureates 2012

Past - History/Biography

Robert Conquest (July 1917 - August 2015)

Robert Conquest (July 1917 - August 2015)

Dr. Robert Conquest, British historian and renowned writer and researcher on the Soviet Union; Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities.

Martin Gilbert (October 1936 – February 2015)

Martin Gilbert (October 1936 – February 2015)

The Rt. Hon. Sir Martin Gilbert, a leading historian of the modern world and the official biographer of Winston Churchill.

Present - Plastic Arts

William Kentridge

William Kentridge

William Kentridge is an internationally renowned artist whose work deals with poignant political issues of his native South Africa.

Future - Genome Research

David Botstein

David Botstein

Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics; Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; Director, Certificate Program in Quantitative and Computational Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.

Eric Lander

Eric Lander

Founding Director, Broad Institute Harvard and MIT and director of its Genome Biology Program, Cambridge, MA, USA.

J. Craig Venter

J. Craig Venter

Founder, Chairman, and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD and La Jolla, CA, USA and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., La Jolla, CA, USA.