Denis Mukwege Wins the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

As the director of the Panzi Hospital, Dr. Mukwege has been a steadying presence amid the turmoil. In a white surgeon’s coat and Crocs, he focuses on healing the physical damage and the psychological trauma that follows sexual assault, helping support job-creation programs and leadership training for rape victims. He is known for his understated charisma and his seemingly bottomless reservoir of empathy.

2002 Wallenberg Medal recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, receives 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi and President Coleman

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced that Kailash Satyarthi, 2002 recipient of the Wallenberg Medal, is co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Malala Yousafzay. They have received the Peace Prize in recognition of “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”…

Agnes Heller Inspires a Full House as She Receives the Wallenberg Medal

Agnes Heller in a vibrant discussion with students and faculty of the Philosophy Department.

The video of the lecture is now available. “I lived in a time when we needed heroes,” Agnes Heller, 2014 Wallenberg Medalist, says when discussing being a good citizen and the ways in which that has played out in her life. Dr. Heller, a world-renowned philosopher and Holocaust survivor has spent decades as a vocal…

New U-M President Schlissel recognizes the heroism of Wallenberg at his first Board of Regents meeting

President Mark Schlissel. (Photos by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

None has made a more lasting impact than Raoul Wallenberg, who came here from Sweden and graduated in 1935. We should never forget his heroics in saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from death during the Holocaust,” he said. “Last week, his remarkable legacy was reinforced with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the nation’s highest civilian award.

23rd Raoul Wallenberg Lecture

The 23rd Wallenberg Lecture will be presented in the fall of 2014. More information on the medal recipient will be available in the coming months.