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.
|2017||Vasili Arkhipov||Russia||"for helping prevent nuclear war on October 27, 1962"|||
|2018||Stanislav Petrov||Russia||"for helping prevent nuclear war on September 26, 1983"|||
|2019||Matthew Meselson|| United States
||"for helping ban biological weapons"|||
In the media
- "Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize", The Guardian
- "When the World Lucked Out of a Nuclear War", The Atlantic
- "Soviet officer Vasili Arkhipov, who averted nuclear war, is honoured", The Times
- "Soviet officer Vasili Arkhipov who prevented nuclear war 50 years ago honoured in London", The Independent
- "Russian Submarine Officer Who May Have Averted Nuclear War Will Be Awarded First Future of Life Prize", Mental Floss
- "35 years ago today, one man saved us from world-ending nuclear war", Vox
- "Future of Life Institute Grants Award to Late Soviet Officer for 'Helping Avert WWIII'", IEEE Engineering 360
- "The past still calls us to save the future", The Daily Star
- "A posthumous honor for the man who saved the world", Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
- "Man who 'saved the world': Russia's Stanislav Petrov is finally given award 35 years after he recognized US 'nuke attack' was a false alarm and refused to retaliate", Daily Mail
- "The man who stopped America's biological weapons program", Vox
- "55 Years After Preventing Nuclear Attack, Arkhipov Honored With Inaugural Future of Life Award". Future of Life Institute. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
- "$50,000 Award to Stanislav Petrov for helping avert WWIII – but US denies visa". Future of Life Institute. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
- "Dr. Matthew Meselson Wins 2019 Future of Life Award". Future of Life Institute. Retrieved 9 April 2019.