Fulbright Prize Awarded Tonight

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2022-03-31)

The J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding is awarded annually to those chosen by the Fulbright Association. They are chosen for their contributions to bringing nations together, allowing cultures to understand each other, and bringing people together. The first award was given to Nelson Mandela in 1993.

Tonight Bono is being awarded the award at a ceremony in Washington DC. The event is being held at The Omni Shoreham Hotel from 6-9pm Eastern, with a reception before that starts at 5pm. Bono is being awarded the prize for his work with One and (RED). The website for the award reads, “The Fulbright Association will award the 2021 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to Bono, the lead singer of U2 and the co-founder of ONE and (RED), sister organizations dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty, AIDS and other crises impacting the developing world, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. With this award, the Fulbright Association honors Bono’s commitment to seek justice by fighting to end extreme poverty, tackle global health crises, and spur economic development in the poorest parts of the planet.”

The prize ceremony is expected to take place at 6:30pm Eastern. A live stream is available of the ceremony, and you can register for the live stream in advance here. The live stream is embedded below however, and does not appear to need pre-registration. The live stream lists that it will be available at 6:30pm. We’ll bring you additional coverage this evening.

The awards ceremony will be an intimate one. Tables are set up for the ceremony to seat just 440 people. Bono will be seated front and center and a number of tables around him will be filled with representatives from One and (RED). (Many thanks to Tracy for the added information.)

More information about the Fulbright Award, One, (RED) and Bono is available here.

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