The nominees of the Chatham House Prize 2013 are Tendai Laxton Biti, Finance Minister, Zimbabwe (2009-), Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State (2009–13), and Juan Manuel Santos, President, Republic of Colombia (2010-).
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The annual Chatham House Prize is awarded to the statesperson who is deemed by Chatham House members to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.
The selection process draws on the expertise of Chatham House's research teams and three presidents. Our members are then invited to vote for the winner in a ballot.
The winner is presented with a crystal award and a scroll signed by our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen. The award ceremony and dinner takes place at a central London venue with keynote speeches by leading figures in international affairs. The recipient of the Prize or a keynote speaker from the ceremony will often address a Members' Event on or around the day of the award.
The Chatham House Prize was conceived in 2004, under Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, the then Director. The concept and crucial early support came from Raj Loomba of the Loomba Trust and a Council Member. Together they supervised the first award in 2005 and, importantly, set the template that has ensured its ongoing success.