Luminary Award

The annual Luminary Award is a signature event of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. It honors one or more individuals or an organization from Connecticut that has profoundly influenced global affairs, with a strong emphasis on contributions to the overall betterment of the world.

Recipients of the Luminary Award

2016

Aerospace Components Manufacturers

Keynote Speaker Col. (ret) Mark Tillman, former commander of Air Force One

 2015

Peter G. Kelly, Esq.

Keynote Speaker Senator Mark Warner

2014

AmeriCares

Keynote Speaker Ambassador Robert Ford

2013

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Keynote Speaker Colonel Jack Jacobs

2012

The Norwegian Nobel Committee

Keynote Speaker Geir Lundestad, Permanent Secretary to the Norwegian Nobel Committee and Director of the Nobel Institute

2011

Hole in the Wall Camp Association

Keynote Speaker Melissa Newman

2010

Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State

2009

General David Petraeus

2008

ESPN International

Keynote Speaker Chris Berman

2007

Connecticut’s Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans

Keynote Speaker General Eric Shinseki

2006

Save the Children

Keynote Speaker Cokie Roberts

2005

University of CT UNESCO Chair

Keynote Speaker President Mary Robinson, first female president of Ireland

2004

Harry Jack Gray, former Chairman of UTC

Keynote Speaker The Honorable Alexander Haig