Housed within the Donia Human Rights Center, a member of the International Institute, the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture recognizes outstanding humanitarians whose work perpetuates the legacy of University of Michigan alumnus Raoul Wallenberg’s extraordinary accomplishments and human values.

The Wallenberg Medal is the creation and gift of Jon Rush

These activities are supported by the Wallenberg Endowment. The endowment was established in 1985 to honor Wallenberg who received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Michigan in 1935. Serving later as a diplomat for Sweden in the midst of World War II, he helped save the lives of tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

Executive Committee

Medalists are selected by the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture Executive Committee, comprised of faculty members, students, and community members. The committee meets annually to recommend and select medalists. The committee does not accept nominations or self-nominations.

Contact Us

For additional information about the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture, to request accessibility accommodations to attend lectures, or for information about supporting the Wallenberg Endowment, please email wallenberglecture@umich.edu or call 734-936-3973.

Wallenberg Medal and Lecture
Donia Human Rights Center
Weiser Hall, Suite 300
500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

A member of the International Institute