Draft:Future of Life Award

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The Future of Life Award is an annual $50,000 award seeks to recognize and reward those who take exceptional measures to safeguard the collective future of humanity, especially unsung heroes who received little recognition at the time. The award is given by the Future of Life Institute, typically on the anniversary date of the event that the award recognizes.

The awards thus far have all been given to people who took measures against weapons of mass destruction: nuclear weapons in 2017 and 2018 and biological weapons in 2019.

Year Image Laureate[A] Country[B] Rationale[C] Ref
2017 Vasili Arkhipov  Russia "for helping prevent nuclear war on October 27, 1962" [1]
2018 Stanislaw-jewgrafowitsch-petrow-2016.jpg Stanislav Petrov  Russia "for helping prevent nuclear war on September 26, 1983" [2]
2019 Matthew Meselson  United States
"for helping ban biological weapons" [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "55 Years After Preventing Nuclear Attack, Arkhipov Honored With Inaugural Future of Life Award". Future of Life Institute. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ "$50,000 Award to Stanislav Petrov for helping avert WWIII – but US denies visa". Future of Life Institute. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Dr. Matthew Meselson Wins 2019 Future of Life Award". Future of Life Institute. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

Category:Lists of Future of Life Laureates