On Monday, June 5, 2017 the Atlantic Council held its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards. Each year the Atlantic Council honors several distinguished leaders for their versatile contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. The event convenes an elite audience of some eight hundred guests from more than fifty countries, including the highest level of government, business, military, media, and civil society leaders.
The 2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards honored the following individuals:
- Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award)
- Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples and U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (Distinguished Military Leadership Award)
- Renée Fleming, Award Winning American Soprano (Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award)
- William C. Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company (Distinguished Business Leadership Award)
- His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Distinguished International Leadership Award)