Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism

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The Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism is a prize given to people who made exemplary contributions to humanity and the environment. The goal of the prize is to advance the cause of humanitarianism. The prize was established in 1986 by Albert Toepfer, an international grain merchant from Hamburg, Germany.[1] Previously given under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in New York and administered by Johns Hopkins University, it is named after noted humanitarian and physician Albert Schweitzer and is now administered by The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.[2]

Recipients include:


  1. ^ "Robert S. Lawrence to Receive the 2002 Albert Schweitzer Award". The Johns Hopkins Gazette. October 28, 2002. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism". The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved December 9, 2012.

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