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    Recipients of the 2008 Profile in Courage Award

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy with the 2008 recipients of the Profile in Courage Awards - Debra Bowen, Jennifer Brunner, and William Winter.

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    Peacemakers of Northern Ireland (1998)

    On December 7, 1998, a special John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was presented to eight political leaders of Northern Ireland and the American chairman of the peace talks in recognition of the extraordinary political courage they demonstrated in negotiating the historic Good Friday Peace Agreement in April, 1998. The presentation of the Prof...

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    Dan Fenn Awardees ('87-'01)

    Former Recipients of Dan Fenn Award The Dan Fenn Award for Political Leadership was established by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1987 to honor a Massachusetts elected official aged 35 years or younger who demonstrated outstanding and effective political leadership in addressing or resolving a public polic...

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    Caroline Kennedy and Women of Liberia

    Caroline Kennedy pictured with the Women of Liberia: Leymah Gbowee, Viaba Flomo, and Janet Johnson Bryant, Profile in Courage Award recipients, May 18, 2009. Gbowee and her collegues risked their lives to stop the cycle of violence and oppression that had kept dictators and warlords in power for decades.

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    John McCain (1999)

    Two U.S. Senators who reached across the aisle to join forces in a bi-partisan effort to reform the way political campaigns are financed were the recipients of the 1999 Profile in Courage Award. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin were honored for seeking to address their respective party’s...

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    2007 Profile in Courage Award recipient Bill White

    2007 Profile in Courage Award recipient Bill White at the Profile in Courage Award ceremony.

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    How to Submit a Nomination

    Eligible individuals may be nominated by peers, colleagues, friends, or members of the public. Please consider the award criteria and determine whether the person you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of the Profile in Courage Award.

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    2001 Profile in Courage Award recipients Public Servants of September 11, 2001

    2002 Profile in Courage Award recipients U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Marilyn Wills, New York Police Department Officer Michael Gerbasi, NYFD Chief Brian O’Flaherty, and Brookline, Massachusetts Fire Department firefighter Jack Dewan, representing the Public Servants of September 11, 2001, with Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, May 6,...

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