Awards & Honors: 2000 - 2013


Name of the Award

Awarded by


March 25, 2015 Doctor Honoris Causa Mongolian Academy of Sciences
March 25, 2015
Doctor Honoris Causa
The Ulaanbaatar State University Mongolia
May 16, 2014
Global Speaker's Award
German Speaker's Association, Munich
March 19, 2014 Doctor Honoris Causa Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
March 2, 2014
Doctor Honoris Causa Macalaster College,St. Paul
February 3, 2014
Doctor Honoris Causa
Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong India
May 18, 2013
Doctor Honoris Causa
Tulane University, Tulane
May 10, 2013 President's Medal
University of Oregon, Eugene
May 10, 2013
Doctor Honoris Causa
Maitripa College, Portland
May 7, 2013
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Maryland, College Park USA
April 10, 2013
Minority Award
South Tyrol Autonomous Region, Bolzano
February 28, 2013
Doctor Honoris Causa
Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala
October 19, 2012 Doctor Honoris Causa Western Connecticut State University, Danbury
October 19, 2012 Doctor Honoris Causa Hunter College, New York City
May 24, 2012
Honorary Citizenship
City of Huy, Huy
May 22, 2012
Udine City Key City of Udine, Udine
May 20, 2012
Carinthia State Gold Medal
Carinthia State, Klagenfurt
May 18, 2012
Gold Medal of Klagenfurt
City of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt
May 14, 2012
Templeton Prize
John Templeton Foundation, West Conshohocken U.S.A.
April 26, 2012
Honorary Degree
Loyola University, Chicago
December 2, 2011
Dayanand Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education 2011
Dayawati Modi Foundation, New Delhi
October 9, 2011
Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace
The Gandhi Development Trust, Durban
South Africa
September 5, 2011
Doctor Honoris Causa
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
August 18, 2011
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Tartu, Tartu Estonia
July 13, 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award
Caring Institute, Washington
May 11, 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Arkansas, Fayetteville U.S.A.
May 9, 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa Southern Methodist University, Dallas U.S.A.
May 8, 2011
Doctor Honoris Causa University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
May 4, 2011
Shine A Light Award Amnesty International USA, Los Angeles
November 23, 2010
Doctor Honoris Causa Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
October 21, 2010
Harry T. Wilkes Leadership Award
Harry T. Wilks Foundation, Oxford
October 21, 2010
Doctor Honoris Causa Miami University, Oxford
October 20, 2010
International Freedom Award
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati
September 21, 2010
Menschen in Europa Award
Menschen in Europa, Passau Germany
September 18, 2010
Honorary Citizenship City of Budapest, Budapest Hungary
May 23, 2010
President's Medal
Hunter College, New York
May 18, 2010
Doctor Honoris Causa University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
March 18, 2010
Nirmala Deshpande Memorial Award for Peace and Global Harmony
Gandhi Ashram Reconstruction Trust
February 23, 2010
Baccalaureate Honoris Causa
Broward College, Davie
February 19, 2010
Democracy Service Medal
National Endowment for Democracy, Washington
October 6, 2009 The Lantos Human Rights Prize
Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, Washington
September 30, 2009
Doctor Honoris Causa University of Calgary, Calgary
September 27, 2009 Prize for Love and Forgiveness Fetzer Institute, Vancouver U.S.A.
September 23, 2009 International Freedom Award National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis U.S.A.
August 3, 2009 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Marburg, Marburg Germany
July 29, 2009 Honorary Citizenship City of Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
June 7, 2009
Honorary Citizenship City of Paris, Paris France
February 10, 2009
German Media Prize Editors of Germany, Baden Baden Germany
February 10, 2009 Honorary Citizenship
City of Venice, Venice Italy
February 9, 2009 Honorary Citizenship City of Rome, Rome Italy
December 8, 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa Jagiellonian University, Krakow Poland
July 25, 2008
Global Leadership Award
Aspen Institute, Aspen
July 13, 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa Lehigh University, Bethlehem U.S.A.
April 14, 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Washington, Seattle U.S.A.
Oct. 22, 2007  Presidential Distinguished Professor  Emory University, Atlanta  U.S.A.
October 17, 2007  U.S. Congressional Gold Medal  U.S. Congress, Washington U.S.A. 
October 8, 2007  Ahimsa Award  Institute of Jainology, London  U.K. 
September 20, 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa  University of Muenster, Muenster  Germany
June 8, 2007  Doctor Honoris Causa  Southern Cross University, Melbourne Australia 
May 12, 2007  BILD Award  BILD Magazine, Germany  Germany 
May 9, 2007  Doctor Honoris Causa  Smith College, Northampton  U.S.A. 
December 10, 2006  Order of the White Lotus  Republic of Kalmykia, Russian Federation  Kalmykia 
October 14, 2006  Doctor Honoris Causa University of Rome 3, Rome  Italy 
September 19, 2006 Doctor Honoris Causa  University of Buffalo, New York  U.S.A. 
September 9, 2006  Honorary Citizenship  Canada  Canada 
May 4, 2006
Doctor Honoris Causa University of Santiago, Santiago Chile
February 16, 2006 Ben Gurion Negev Award Ben Gurion University, Be'er Sheva Israel
November 6, 2005 Inspiration & Compassion Award American Himalayan Foundation, San Francisco U.S.A.
September 25, 2005  Doctor Honoris Causa  Rutgers University, New Jersy  U.S.A. 
August 12, 2005  Manhae Peace Prize  Manhae Foundation  South Korea 
July 27, 2005  Hessian Peace Prize  Parliament of Hesse, Wiesbaden  Germany 
October 7, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
October 5, 2004
The Gold Medal
National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City
September 27, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Costa Rica, San Jose
Costa Rica
September 24, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
Puerto Rico
September 23, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Miami
September 18, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
Nova Southeastern University, Miami
May 28, 2004
Humphreys Memorial Award for Services to Buddhism
Buddhist Society of U.K.
April 27, 2004
International Acharya Sushil Kumar Peace Award
University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
April 27, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Toronto
April 20, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
April 19, 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
April 16, 2004
2nd Citizens Peace Building Award
University of California, Irvine
October 9, 2003
Award for Promotion of Human Rights
Foundation Jaime Brunet, Madrid
September 19, 2003
Human Right Award
International League for Human Rights, New York
September 5, 2003
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of San Francisco
June 3, 2003
Manfred Bjorkquist Medal
Sigtuna Foundation, Stockholm
December 5, 2002
Basavashree Award
Basavakendra, Sri Murugha Math, Chitradurga
November 7, 2002
Doctor Honoris Causa
Mongolian University of Science & Technology
November 7, 2002
Doctor Honoris Causa
National University of Mongolia
October 14, 2002
Human Rights Prize
University of Graz
July 6, 2002
Man of the Year
Croatian Academic Society
May 21, 2002
Peace Award 2000
UN Association of Australia
December 5, 2001
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Tromso
November 26, 2001
Doctor Honoris Causa
University of Lusiada Porto
June 10, 2001
Ecce homo Order
Kancelaria Kapituly Orderu
October 16, 2000
Doctor Honoris Causa
Comenius University, Bratislava

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