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2021 Princess of Asturias Awards Laureates

  • Marina Abramović Arts According to critics, Abramović’s work explores “the limits of the body and mind” through risky, complex performances in a constant search for individual freedom.
  • Gloria Steinem Communication and Humanities A prominent member of the American feminist movement since the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gloria Steinem gained notoriety with the 1969 publication of the article “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” in New York Magazine.
  • Amartya Sen Social Sciences His research on famines and his theory of human development, welfare economics and the underlying mechanisms of poverty have contributed to the fight against injustice, inequality, disease and ignorance.
  • Teresa Perales Sports An example of the ability to overcome obstacles for millions of people with disabilities around the world and an icon of international Paralympic sport, Teresa Perales began her career in adapted swimming in 1997 by participating in her first Spanish Championship, where she won both a gold and a bronze medal
  • Emmanuel Carrère Literature Starting with his work L’Adversaire (2000) (The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception, 2002) about the murderer Jean-Claude Romand, which garnered great critical and public success, Carrère gave up writing fiction and began to write texts in which he narrates his own experiences or the real lives of other people and historical figures.
  • CAMFED, Campaign for Female Education International Cooperation Founded in 1993 by Ann Cotton, CAMFED - the Campaign for Female Education - is a pan-African movement which invests in girls’ education, led by a sisterhood of young women with first-hand experience of the barriers to girls’ inclusion
  • Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner, Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Derrick Rossi and Sarah Gilbert Technical & Scientific Research Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner, Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Derrick Rossi and Sarah Gilbert have independently contributed to the development of some of the vaccines approved to date, all based on different strategies, but which have protein S as a common target
  • José Andrés and the NGO World Central Kitchen Concord Having become one of the most recognized chefs in the world and after having travelled to Haiti in 2010 to provide humanitarian aid, José Andrés founded the World Central Kitchen (WCK) in 2012, an NGO via which he carries out various cooperation projects with the kitchen as the core element

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