Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award
Since 2000, Global Panel has partnered with the Prague Society for International Cooperation in annually presenting the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award, which recognizes high achievement in public service to Central and Eastern Europe. The recipients donate the financial part of the award to an exceptional young person of their choice. The recipients have been: Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Conducting Corps of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Lukas Vondracek, Madeleine Albright/Petra Prochazkova, Vaclav Havel/Andrej Dynko, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen/David Hodan, Milos Forman/Students of Písek Film Academy, King Michael I of Romania/Petrisor Ostafie, Alexander Millinkevich/Pavel Sieviarynets, Desmond Mullan, the 14th Dalai Lama and Adam Michnik. In 2013 the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Awards 2013 were given to Andrés Pastrana, Gen. Wesley Clark and Jiří Dienstbier.
The Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award honors a woman who grew up in post-war Germany. The years spent in a divided Europe instilled in her a firm belief in positive action. Her commitment to ideals of public service and the common good helped to break down the barriers which divide people from people in their shared destiny.