The Brown Democracy Medal and $10,000 are awarded annually. The winning project is published by an academic press. Winners are invited to Penn State’s University Park campus to accept the medal, give a public lecture, and appear on the Democracy Works podcast.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian lawyer and human rights activist.
Book: Women, Life Freedom: Our Fight for Human Rights and Equality in Iran
2020: Srdja Popovic, Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies
Book: Pranksters vs. Autocrats: Why Dilemma Actions Advance Nonviolent Activism, with Sophia A. McClennen