Past Honorees for the Award for Ethical Leadership
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Corporate Honoree
Boston Consulting Group serves as a strategic partner to leaders in business and society, helping them tackle their most important challenges while capturing their greatest opportunities. BCG was a pioneer in business strategy at its founding, and to this day – works closely with clients to embrace transformation that benefits all stakeholders. Through its work, the firm empowers organizations to grow, build sustainable advantage and drive positive societal impact.
Rabbi Leo Baeck (Posthumously)
Rabbi Leo Baeck was a visionary scholar, theologian, and leader of Germany’s Jewish community throughout the first half of the 20th century. After the Nazi rise to power, he represented the Jews of Germany during the increasing oppressive measures and deportations. He declined opportunities to save himself by emigrating and was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto in 1943. In Theresienstadt, he continued to serve his community under the gravest conditions until liberation in 1945.
Valerie Hopkins, Distinguished Fellow Award
Valerie Hopkins (FASPE Journalism '13) is the Moscow Correspondent for The New York Times. Valerie previously served as the South-East Europe Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the region from Budapest. She holds a BA in International Relations with a focus on Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from the College of William and Mary, and an MA in Political Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio focused on infectious and immune-mediated diseases. As the long-time chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, Dr. Fauci has made many seminal contributions in basic and clinical research and is one of the world’s most-cited biomedical scientists.
Bryan Stevenson is an acclaimed public interest lawyer, founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Professor at NYU School of Law. In all this work, and as founder of the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Stevenson has been a leading voice articulating the legacy of slavery, lynching, and racial segregation and their connections to mass incarceration and contemporary issues of racial bias.
Mastercard, Corporate Honoree
Mastercard is a global leader in the business of finance, in recognition of: its promotion of ethical responsibility through ideas—its leadership was speaking passionately about business ethics before others; its commitment to advancing equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion within its Center for Inclusive Growth.
Janusz Korczak & Stefa Wilczyńska (Posthumously)
Janusz Korczak (1878 -1942) was a Polish Jewish educator, pediatrician and children’s author. A lifelong advocate for children, when the orphanage of his own progressive design was forced to move into the Warsaw ghetto, Korczak moved with the children. Along with his partner in the running of the orphanage, Stefa Wilczyńska, they gave the children a sense of safety, family, learning and (sometimes tough) love.
Martine Powers Distinguished Fellow Award
Martine Powers, a 2014 FASPE Journalism Fellow, hosts the Washington Post's daily news podcast. She led her team to win a prestigious national Peabody Award for its 2020 podcast episode, The Life of George Floyd.
Accenture, the global consulting firm, recognized for its leadership in applying ethical principles within artificial intelligence and other innovative technology.
Fritz Bauer (Posthumously)
Fritz Bauer was the first prosecutor to bring criminal charges under German Law in German Courts against officials at Auschwitz, despite active opposition from his superiors.
Distinguished Fellow Award
Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP, 2012 FASPE Medical Fellow
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Cravath lawyers are recognized around the world for their commitment to the representation of their clients’ interests. As the business of law has changed over the years, Cravathhas distinguished itself by upholding its founding core principles. FASPE recognized Cravath for its unwavering responsibility and dedication to excellence, client service and the community.
Emanuel Ringelblum (Posthumously) and the ONEG SHABBAT Team
A Polish-Jewish historian and social activist interned in the Warsaw Ghetto, Ringelblum formed a clandestine research team to record conditions imposed by the Nazis. FASPE recognizes Ringelblum and Oneg Shabbat for their courage and prescience as true documentarians of their time, risking their lives to obtain and preserve irrefutable proof of catastrophic historical events.
Distinguished Fellow Award
Adeel Zeb, Chaplain, 2013 FASPE Seminary Fellow
Jan Karski had twice infiltrated Warsaw’s Jewish Ghetto and posed as a Ukrainian guard at the Izbica transit camp, all so that he could be a reliable witness to the crimes being committed by the Nazis. Karski’s final mission was to spread the word in the West about what he had seen. He personally delivered his eyewitness account—and an urgent appeal for intervention—to British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. Sadly, his message largely fell on deaf ears. After World War II, Karski earned his Ph.D. at Georgetown University, where he subsequently taught for 40 years at the School of Foreign Service. He died in 2000. In 2012, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Andrzej Rojek, chairman of The Jan Karski Educational Foundation accepted this award.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson has an impressive track record of preventing, treating and curing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. Johnson & Johnson was recognized for its companywide focus on ethical action, following the credo crafted by Robert Wood Johnson in 1943, which challenges the firm to put the needs and well-being of the people they serve first. In particular, FASPE noted Johnson & Johnson’s groundbreaking ethical work in the area of Compassionate Use which seeks to make investigative medicines available on a fair, rational and ethical basis; and its leadership in the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project which advocates for the responsible sharing of clinical research data. Johnson & Johnson has been recognized as a leader in the field by Fortune magazine, InterbrandHealth and IDEA Pharma. Joanne Waldstreicher, MD and Chief Medical Officer at Johnson & Johnson, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.
David G. Marwell
David G. Marwell spent nine years at the Office of Special Investigations, in the U.S. Department of Justice, where, as Chief of Investigative Research, he conducted research in support of the investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals in the United States. As part of this effort, Marwell played major roles in the Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele investigations. Marwell subsequently served as the director of the Berlin Document Center; executive director of the JFK Assassination Records Review Board; associate director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC; and the executive director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust from 2000 to 2015. In his time leading the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Marwell played an instrumental role in the development of FASPE. Marwell is currently writing a book, to be published by W.W. Norton & Company, about Josef Mengele and the Mengele investigation.
Previous honorees include the car manufacturer Audi, which was recognized for its commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability, as well as for its 2014 comprehensive inquiry into the actions of its predecessor, Auto Union, under National Socialism; and the Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg (1875–1943), a German Roman Catholic priest and theologian who died while in Nazi custody for his preaching and publishing in support of Jews, the mentally ill and others persecuted by the Nazis. Lichtenberg has been beatified by the Catholic Church and granted the title of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.