Inamori Ethics Prize Nomination Form

Nomination Flyer
Nomination Flyer for the Inamori Ethics Prize

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The Inamori Ethics Prize is designed to honor an individual who provides an example of ethical leadership on an international scale or who has made significant and lasting contributions to the global understanding of ethics. We are looking to highlight the achievements, character, spirit, or scholarship of an individual whom shows the world what it means to recognize and meet ethical obligations, even in the face of serious challenges.

  • The nominee should be a person who has either shown or taught others what true ethical leadership is in some significant field or fields of human endeavor.
  • The nominee’s work should urge respect for the dignity and worth of all human beings, and they should inspire others to action.
  • The nominee's efforts must be unquestionably beneficial, be done in the spirit of service to humankind, have international aspects and/or a global reach, and be likely to endure.
  • The nominee must be alive and able to travel to Cleveland, Ohio for the prize events.

The Inamori Ethics Prize is presented in the fall of each year at an elegant ceremony on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. In addition, the prize recipient presents a lecture to the public and participates in an academic symposium exploring issues related to the recipient’s humanitarian work. The recipient also receives a commemorative medal and a cash prize. 

We value representation in our nomination and selection process. We invite nominations of individuals from all over the world, reflecting a diverse range of fields, backgrounds, and perspectives. We are especially eager to receive nominations for ethical leaders from outside of the United States, as well as female and non-binary individuals. 

Thank you for your interest and help in honoring ethical leadership!

All the best,

Shannon French, Director and Beth Trecasa, Associate Director