Wallenberg Medal and Lecture
October 12, 2023
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.
August 14, 2023
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
July 6, 2023
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.
November 20, 2019
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.
June 27, 2019
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.
November 15, 2018
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.
October 5, 2018
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.
September 14, 2018
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.
November 2, 2016
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.
July 14, 2015
Russian and American journalist, author and activist Masha Gessen will receive the 2015 Wallenberg Medal and deliver the 24th Wallenberg Lecture on Nov. 3.