Hannah Arendt Prize

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The Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought (German: Hannah-Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken) is a prize awarded to individuals representing the tradition of political theorist Hannah Arendt, especially in regard to totalitarianism. It was instituted by the German Heinrich Böll Foundation (affiliated with the Alliance '90/The Greens) and the government of Bremen in 1995, and is awarded by an international jury.


Year Person Country
2014 Nadezhda Tolokonnikova  Russia
Maria Alyokhina  Russia
Yuri Andrukhovych  Ukraine
2013 Timothy D. Snyder  United States
2012 Yfaat Weiss  Israel
2011 Navid Kermani  Germany/ Iran
2010 François Jullien  France
2009 Kurt Flasch  Germany
2008 Victor Zaslavsky  Russia
2007 Tony Judt  United Kingdom
2006 Julia Kristeva  Bulgaria/ France
2005 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga  Latvia
2004 Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde  Germany
2003 Michael Ignatieff  Canada
2002 Gianni Vattimo  Italy
2001 Ernst Vollrath  Germany
Daniel Cohn-Bendit  France/ Germany
2000 Yelena Bonner  Russia
1999 Massimo Cacciari  Italy
1998 Antje Vollmer  Germany
Claude Lefort  France
1997 Freimut Duve  Germany
Joachim Gauck  Germany
1996 François Furet  France
1995 Agnes Heller  Hungary


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