Prizes

Founded in 2001 by The Puffin Foundation Ltd. and The Nation Institute, the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship is an annual award in the amount of $100,000 given to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative and socially responsible work of significance. The prize is awarded at The Nation Institute’s Annual Dinner Gala in New York each December.

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The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. These prizes memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour reflected throughout his extraordinary life and career. Each prizes carries a $10,000 stipend.

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The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth was established to honor the memory of Nation Institute fellow Jonathan Schell and takes its name from his 1982 seminal work on the consequences of nuclear war. It is an annual lecture of original work delivered by a speaker selected each year by committee addressing topics written on by Schell during his life including environmentalism, nuclear disarmament, and peace but may include any important issue on which the future of humanity and other life on the Earth might depend.

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The application deadline for the 2017 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties has been extended to Friday, May 5th, 2017. Applications much be postmarked by this date to be eligible for the fellowship.

The 2016 Masur Fellowship was awarded to Samantha Jackson (University of Michigan Law School) and Amber Lara (Marquette University Law School). Samantha interned this past summer at American United for the Seperation of Church and State while Amber interned with the ACLU of Wisconsin.

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