Balazs Wins Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award

CEU Professor Peter Balazs, director of the Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) and former Hungarian foreign minister, was awarded the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Tufts University in February.

"In the recognition of your integrity and valor as Foreign Minister, encouraging respect for humanities values and rule of law and fighting discrimination," the award said. 

The Institute for Global Leadership established the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award in 1993 to honor the work and life of Dr. Jean Mayer, president and chancellor of Tufts University from 1976-93, and it is given annually to individuals and organizations dedicated to solving the most pressing problem facing the world.

The first recipient of the award in 1993 was Amartya Sen, and other recipients have included Martti Ahtisaari, Romeo Dallaire, Francis Deng, Bill Drayton, Shirin Ebadi, Paul Farmer, John Kenneth Galbraith, Ashraf Ghani, Kishore Mahbubani, James Nachtwey, Sunita Narain, Gen. William Nash, Joseph Nye, Mary Robinson, Cornelio Sommaruga, Wole Soyinka, Desmond Tutu, and Sir Brian Urquhart.