2012 Awards Dinner
The Woodrow Wilson Awards recognized private and public sector individuals who have significantly improved the quality of life in their communities and around our world. This year, the Center proudly saluted Norman Bobins and Penny Pritzker, two of Chicago’s foremost civic leaders.
Woodrow Wilson Center
One of the nation’s premier public policy forums, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is an official memorial to our nation’s 28th president and, in his spirit, builds a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy. Since its establishment by an Act of Congress in 1968, the Center has brought together preeminent scholars, corporate leaders, and policymakers to provide insightful analysis, broad and civil discourse, and consistent nonpartisan contributions to national and international policy debates.
Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is actively engaged in a dialogue of ideas that lead to solutions to problems and challenges across the globe.