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Inamori Ethics Prize

As part of its mission to foster ethical leadership around the world, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence presents the Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony annually to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary ethical leadership. The Inamori Ethics Prize honors outstanding international ethical leaders whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind.

The prize was first awarded in 2008 to Francis S. Collins, a physician-geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project.

The Inamori Ethics Prize carries with it a monetary award, which is intended to support the recipient’s ongoing work. Each year’s recipient is conferred the prize at Case Western Reserve University, where he or she also delivers a public lecture about his or her work and the challenges that lie ahead.

Events include but are not limited to an Academic Symposium and Ceremony/Recipient Lecture.

View Video of Past Ceremonies

‌‌‌The 2017 Honoree

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, is the 2017 recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize, which will be awarded during events on the Case Western Reserve campus, Sept. 14-15.

Learn about the recipient