Laureates 2014

Past - History & Memory

Krzysztof Czyzewski

Krzysztof Czyzewski

Mr. Krysztof Czyzewski is a renowned Polish publisher, writer and theater director, public intellectual and social activist.

Pierre Nora

Pierre Nora

Mr. Pierre Nora is public intellectual and publisher who helped establish the new historiographic interpretive category "Les lieux de mémoire" "Sites of Memory", a concept that lies at the heart of discussions about the intricate connections and oppositions between history, the public use of the past, and the huge centrality of memory in our media-saturated environment, between places (in a concrete and metaphorical sense), events, individual

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Saul Friedlander

Saul Friedlander

Prof. Saul Friedlander holds UCLA's 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies. He is considered one of the world's premier historians in the field and the author of the definitive book.

Present - Combatting Memory Loss

John A. Hardy

John A. Hardy

Prof. John A. Hardy is the Head of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience and Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at the University College London Institute of Neurology.

Peter St. George-Hyslop

Peter St. George-Hyslop

Prof. Peter St. George-Hyslop is the Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, and Director of the Tanz-Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto.

Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University.

Future - Artificial Intelligence, The Digital Mind

Marvin Minsky (August 1927 – January 2016)

Marvin Minsky (August 1927 – January 2016)

Prof. Marvin Minsky is Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.