2015 Dr. Jean Mayer Award Recipients

John Artis

Co-Founder Innocence International

Exoneree and Co-Defendant with Rubin “Hurricane” Carter; former Counselor, Timber Ridge Residential Center for Boys; former Correctional Officer, White Post Detention Center

John Artis received the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship on November 19, 2014.

Marcelo Brodsky

For the recognition of his moral courage in addressing the legacy of Argentina’s “Dirty War,” the Instutite for Global Leadership was honored to present Marcelo Brodsky with the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award. Brodsky, Argentina's leading Human Rights photographer and  conceptual artist, is highly regarded for his contributions and activism within the field of human rights. Having personally witnessed the political genocide resulting from the Argentinian military dictatorship while growing up, through his art and photographs, he was able to connect the personal with the political, intensifying the impact of both. Today, Brodsky's work has been featured in numerous museums, and has also presented a variety of lectures in universities and museums around the world.


Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

Posthumous Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award

After being wrongly convicted twice for a triple murder and imprisoned for nearly two decades, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was exonerated in 1985 and we remember him for his incredibly admirable actvist work in helping the wrongly convicted.

(May 6, 1937 to April 20, 2014)