Bono, U2 lead singer and cofounder of ONE and (RED), to awarded the Fulbright Prize for International Understanding
The Fulbright Association awarded the 2021 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to Bono, the lead singer of U2 and the co-founder of ONE and (RED), sister organizations dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty, AIDS and other crises impacting the developing world, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. With this award, the Fulbright Association honors Bono’s commitment to seek justice by fighting to end extreme poverty, tackle global health crises, and spur economic development in the poorest parts of the planet.
The Fulbright Prize for International Understanding honors the world’s most prestigious international exchange program, as well as the legacy of its creator, the late Senator J. William Fulbright.
Since 1993, the Prize has recognized outstanding contributions to promoting peace through greater understanding among peoples, cultures, and nations. The Prize, which includes a US$50,000 award, is presented at a ceremony where the Laureate gives an address.
The Prize has a distinguished history of Laureates, among them Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Vaclav Havel, Corazon Aquino, Mary Robinson, Doctors without Borders, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Angela Merkel.