2015 Liberty Medal Nominee: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
The National Constitution Center is pleased to announce that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will receive the 2015 Liberty Medal in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide. His Holiness will accept the prestigious award during the 27th annual Liberty Medal award ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015, at the National Constitution Center on Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.
In announcing the award, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen cited the Tibetan spiritual leader’s work in emphasizing “the ideals of freedom, dialogue, and tolerance.”
The Liberty Medal, established in 1988, annually honors men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. A limited number of tickets to the ceremony will be made available to the general public in September. The event will also be broadcast on local ABC affiliate, WPVI-TV/6abc.
Lead sponsors include Ira Lubert and Pamela Estadt, Citizens Bank and Stradley Ronon, LLP.
Gala sponsorship and ticket information can be found on the 2015 Liberty Medal Gala Pledge Form.
Tickets to the Liberty Medal Gala and Ceremony will available for purchase soon, please check back for more information.
WHAT IS THE LIBERTY MEDAL?
The Liberty Medal is awarded annually by the National Constitution Center to men and women of courage and conviction who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over. The Medal’s roster of recipients includes many of the men, women, and organizations that have shaped and guided the world through the past two decades, including Nelson Mandela, Sandra Day O’Connor, Kofi Annan, Shimon Peres, and Colin Powell. Learn more...
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