Wallenberg Medal and Lecture

  1. February 15, 2024

    Environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey to receive Wallenberg Medal

    Nnimmo Bassey, a global environmental activist, will receive U-M’s 2024 Wallenberg Medal and deliver the 29th Wallenberg Lecture at a ceremony Sept. 10.

  2. October 12, 2023

    Wallenberg lecturer Benitez advocates for farmworkers’ rights

    Farmworkers’ rights advocate Lucas Benitez delivered the Wallenberg Lecture, in which he spoke of a “vaccine” needed to combat the disease of worker exploitation throughout the world.

  3. August 14, 2023

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  4. July 6, 2023

    Lucas Benitez, farmworker leader, to receive Wallenberg Medal

    Lucas Benitez, co-founder of the Florida-based labor and human rights organization the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, will receive the 2023 Wallenberg Medal from U-M.

  5. November 20, 2019

    Wallenberg medalist says her subjects are the courageous ones

    Filmmaker and journalist Safa Al Ahmad, the recipient of the university’s 2019 Wallenberg Medal, says the subjects who entrust their stories to her are the ones showing true acts of courage.

  6. June 27, 2019

    Wallenberg Medal goes to journalist, documentarian Safa Al Ahmad

    Safa Al Ahmad, a Saudi Arabian journalist and documentary filmmaker, will receive U-M’s 2019 Wallenberg Medal. She will deliver the Wallenberg Lecture on Nov. 19 at Rackham Auditorium.

  7. November 15, 2018

    Youths speak out against gun violence at Wallenberg ceremony

    Two youth groups working to curb gun violence — B.R.A.V.E. and March For Our Lives — shared their stories of activism after receiving U-M’s 2018 Raoul Wallenberg Medal.

  8. October 5, 2018

    U-M, Nobel Peace Prize winner are partners in caring for victims

    The university is a close partner to Denis Mukwege, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end sexual violence against women in armed conflict.

  9. September 14, 2018

    Youth groups advocating against gun violence to receive Wallenberg Medal

    Two youth advocacy groups that are focused on ending gun violence in their communities — B.R.A.V.E. Youth Leaders and March For Our Lives — will be awarded U-M’s 2018 Wallenberg Medal.

  10. November 2, 2016

    Lawyer, activist Bryan Stevenson to receive Wallenberg Medal

    U-M’s 2016-17 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded March 7 to civil rights lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, who will also give the 25th Wallenberg Lecture.