Chatham House is pleased to announce the nominees for the Chatham House Prize 2012.

The nominees are

  • Archbishop Deng, South Sudan
  • Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, Head of the Ennahda movement, Tunisia and Dr Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
The Chatham House Prize is awarded to the statesperson deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.
 The winner will be announced later this year and an award ceremony will take place in the autumn.
More about the 2012 nominees.

About the Chatham House Prize

The selection proceed for the nominees draws on the expertise of Chatham House's research teams and three presidents - Lord Ashdown, Sir John Major and Baroness Scotland. Our members are then invited to vote for the winner in a ballot. The winner will be annnounced later this year.

The winner will receive a crystal award and a scroll signed by our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen. An award ceremony will take place in London with keynote speeches by leading figures in international affairs.

Previous winners include: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese democracy campaigner (2011), HE Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey (2010), HE President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil (2009), President John Kufuor of Ghana (2008), HH Sheikha Mozah, Chairperson, Qatar Foundation (2007), HE Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique (2006 and HE President Victor Yushchenko of Ukraine (2005). 

More about the Prize and previous winners.