Laureates 2020

Past - Cultural Preservation and Revival

Lonnie G. Bunch III

Lonnie G. Bunch III

Lonnie G. Bunch III is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian. As secretary, a position he assumed on June 16, 2019, he oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, numerous research centers, and several education units and centers. 

Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, a University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, currently serves as the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in

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Present - Gender Equality

Prof. Gita Sen

Prof. Gita Sen

Prof. Gita Sen serves as Director and Distinguished Professor at the Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of health, at the Public Health Foundation of India.

Prof. Debora Diniz

Prof. Debora Diniz

Debora Diniz is an international leader in the field of reproductive justice and gender equality.

Future - Artificial Intelligence

Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis is co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading AI research company. 

Prof. Amnon Shashua

Prof. Amnon Shashua

Amnon Shashua is a professor at the Hebrew University and is the CEO and co-founder of Mobileye, an Israeli company that develops vision-based self-driving car technology and advanced driver-assistance systems.