Hannah Arendt Award

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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.[1] It was instituted by the German Heinrich Böll Foundation (affiliated with the Alliance '90/The Greens) and the government of Bremen in 1994,[2] and is awarded by an international jury.[3] The prize money is €10,000.[4][5]


Year Person Country
2022 Serhiy Zhadan Ukraine
2021 Jill Lepore United States
2019 Roger Berkowitz[4] United States
Jerome Kohn United States
2018 Ann Pettifor[6] South Africa, United Kingdom
2017 Étienne Balibar[5] France
2016 Christian Teichmann Germany
2014 Nadezhda Tolokonnikova[7] Russia
Maria Alyokhina Russia
Yuri Andrukhovych Ukraine
2013 Timothy D. Snyder[8] United States
2012 Yfaat Weiss [bg; de; he] 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 [bg; de] 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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  2. ^ "Hannah Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken". kulturpreise.de. 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Hannah Arendt Award For Political Thought". Heinrich Boell Stiftung The Green Political Foundation. Heinrich Boell Foundation. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b Henkenberens, Carolin (6 December 2019). "Arendt-Preis verliehen". Weser Kurier (in German). Bremen. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Hannah-Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken". Die Tagespost (in German). Würzburg. dpa. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Ökonomin Ann Pettifor erhält Hannah-Arendt-Preis 2018". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Munich. dpa. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Pussy Riot für politische Aktionen ausgezeichnet". Stuttgarter Zeitung (in German). Stuttgart. dpa. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Timothy Snyder has been awarded the 2013 Hannah Arendt Prize". history.yale.edu. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2021.

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