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The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu
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Year Award Place
1978 Honorary Doctorate of Divinity General Theological Seminary, United States of America
Fellow of King's College London London, England
Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law University of Kent, England
1979 Honorary Doctorate of Laws Harvard University, United States of America
1980 Prix d'Athene Onassis Foundation, Greece
1981 Honorary Doctorate of Theology Ruhr University, Bochum, West Germany
Honorary Doctorate of Divinity University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Newsmaker of the year Southern African Society of Journalists, South Africa
1982 Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology Columbia University, United States of America
1983 Family of Man Gold Medal Award
1984 Martin Luther King Junior Humanitarian Award United States of America
Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Norway
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Saint Paul's College, Virginia, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Laws Claremont Graduate University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology Dickinson College, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Howard University, United States of America
1985 Freedom of The City Florence, Italy
1986 Freedom of The City Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Magubela prize for liberty
1987 Freedom of The City Durham, England
Pacem in Terris Award United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Laws University of the West Indies, West Indies
1988 Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape Cape Town, South Africa
1989 Third World Prize (jointly)
1990 Freedom of The City Lewisham, England
Freedom of The City Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Honorary Degree Oxford University, England
1991 Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences Nairobi, Kenya
1992 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award
1995 Chaplain and Sub-Prelate of Venerable Order of Saint John
1996 Order for Meritorious Service Award (Gold) South Africa
Award for Outstanding Service to the Anglican Communion England
1997 Humanitarian Award African Times, New York, United States of America
Bill of Rights Award American Civil Liberation Union Fund, United States of America
ROBIE award Jackie Robinson Foundation, New York, United States of America
1998 Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur France
Roosevelt Freedom Award Middelburg, The Netherlands
Honorary Degree Bishop's University, Canada
1999 Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award United States of America
Order of Merit Grand Cross Germany
Dedicatee of the Annual Survey of American Law New York University School of Law, United States of America
Order of Meritorious Service (Gold) South Africa
Sydney Peace Prize Sydney, Australia
Freedom of the City Kingston upon Hull, England
Honorary Doctorate of Divinity University of Cambridge, England
Honorary Doctorate Florida International University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate University of Hull, England
Wilberforce Medal England
2000 Delta Prize for Global Understanding Atlanta, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Laws University of Toronto, Canada
Honorary Degree Yale University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Divinity University of Trinity College, Canada
Honorary Doctorate of Laws University of Alberta, Canada
Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Seattle University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Honorary Doctorate of Laws Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
Honorary Degree University of Oklahoma, United States of America
Athenagoras Prize for Human Rights Chicago, United States of America
2001 One room named for Desmond Tutu at Southwark Cathedral

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London, England
Honorary Degree Fort Hare University, South Africa
2002 Honorary Doctorate Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters University of Washington, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate Potchefstroom University, South Africa
Honorary Doctorate of Theology University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America
2003 International Advocate for Peace Award Cardozo School of Law, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Laws Rhodes University, South Africa
Golden Plate Award Academy of Achievement, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Willamette University, United States of America
Père Marquette Discovery Award Marquette University, United States of America
2004 Desmond Tutu HIV Centre founded Cape Town, South Africa
Honorary Doctorate Warsaw University, Poland
Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace founded Liverpool Hope University, England
Honorary Doctorate of Laws University of British Columbia, Canada
2005 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award New York, NY, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Berea College, United States of America
Gandhi Peace Prize India
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters University of North Florida, United States of America
Desmond Tutu TB Centre founded Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Fordham University, United States of America
Desmond Tutu Education Center founded General Theological Seminary, United States of America
Chartered Institute of Public Relations' President's Medal Harrogate, England
Honorary Doctorate Ghent University, Belgium
2006 Union Medal Union Theological Seminary, United States of America
Light of Truth Award from the International Campaign for Tibet Brussels, Belgium
Desmond Tutu Centre for the ARROW Project founded Plymouth, England
Honorary Doctorate in Public Service The College of William & Mary, United States of America
Gandhi King Ikeda Community Builder’s Prize Morehouse College, United States of America
King Hussein Prize New York, United States of America
2007 Honorary Doctorate in Education Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Alumnus of the Year King's College London, England
Mahatma Gandhi Global Nonviolence Award James Madison University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Laws University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Profiles in Courage Award

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Danish Kennedy Society, Denmark
Honorary Fellowship Guild of Church Musicians, London, England
Tutu Foundation UK launched London, England
Marion Doenhoff Prize for International Reconciliation and Understanding Germany
Washington National Cathedral Prize for Advancement in Religious Understanding Washington, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters University of Pittsburgh, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate Wheelock College, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate of Humanities James Madison University, United States of America
Honorary Doctorate Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
2008 OUTSPOKEN Award International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, San Francisco, United States of America
Lincoln Leadership Prize Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Chicago, United States of America
J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding United States Department of State, United States of America
2009 Spiritual Leadership Award Humanity's Team, Pretoria, South Africa
Honorary Doctorate in Theology Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Vienna, Austria
Honorary Doctorate University of Geneva, Switzerland
Honorary Doctorate

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Bangor University, Wales
Presidential Medal of Freedom

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United States of America

References

  1. Nelson Mandela pays tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, BBC, 28 April 2001.
  2. Desmond Tutu receives Danish award
  3. Nobel Peace Prize winner honoured by University, Bangor University, June 10, 2009
  4. "President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients", White House Office of the Press Secretary, July 30, 2009

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