Wallenberg Medal Executive Committee

Committee chair

Sioban Harlow
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology
Professor Emerita of Global Public Health, School of Public Health
Professor Emerita of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School

Voting ex officio members

Steven R. Ratner
Director, Donia Human Rights Center
Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law

Johanna Eriksson
Director, Scandinavian Studies Program
Collegiate Lecturer and Lecturer IV in Germanic Languages and Literatures

Non-voting ex officio members

John Godfrey
Committee chair emeritus
Special Assistant to the Dean, Rackham Graduate School

Lynnetta Smith
Committee observer
Project Manager, President’s Office 

Community members

Irene Butter
Co-founder of the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture and Wallenberg Endowment
Professor Emerita of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Judie Lax
Co-founder of the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture and Wallenberg Endowment

University faculty members

Omolade Adunbi
Director, African Studies Center
Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies

Ivette Perfecto
James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice, School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)

Ana Paula Pimentel Walker
Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning


Zachary Petroni
University of Michigan Wallenberg Fellow, 2013
BA ’13


Nina Naffziger
Undergraduate Donia Center Fellow (BA ’24)

Ariana Carolina Peruzzi
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Philosophy