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Special PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS AWARDS SPECIAL

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NúRIA ESPERT

Arts

In addition to her artistic and human sensitivity, Núria Espert has become one of the most outstanding and prolific personalities in the acting world, transcending all theatrical genres thanks to her own particular style and tradecraft as an actress and director.

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MARY BEARD

Social Sciences

Winifred Mary Beard (Much Wenlock, UK, 1955), Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College, is one of the leading experts on antiquity and one of the most influential British intellectuals.

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JAMES NACHTWEY

Communication and Humanities

Four decades of work in war zones, refugee camps, cities devastated by earthquakes or floods or subjected to terrorist attacks anywhere in the world have made James Nachtwey one of the most renowned and respected photojournalists and war reporters working in the field of journalism.

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HuGH HERR

TECHNICAL & SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

World leader in the field of bionics and biomechanics, Hugh Herr had to have both legs amputated below the knees when 17 years old after suffering severe frostbite in his limbs during a climb in the mountains.

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JaVIER GÓMEZ NOYA

sports

Reigning World and European champion and a unique triathlete who holds five World Championship titles, his career progressed rapidly. He was proclaimed Spanish Under-23 Duathlon and Triathlon champion and European Junior champion, despite the bureaucratic obstacles he had to overcome after being diagnosed with heart disease.

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RICHARD FORD

literature

Considered by some the rightful heir to Hemingway, influenced –as he himself has acknowledged– by Faulkner and rated by Raymond Carver the best living writer in the USA, he has never accepted his work being classified as “dirty realism”, a branch of minimalism characterized by its tendency towards sobriety, precision and extreme frugality in the use of words in descriptions.

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PARIS AGREEMENT

international cooperation

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the UN agreement whose primary goal is to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions in order to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human-induced) interference with the climate system”.

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Sos CHILDREN'S VILLAGES

concord

SOS Children’s Villages is a non-profit, private international child support organization that aims to provide children with a family, a stable home and a solid education, adopting a universal family-based model which depends on the social and cultural characteristics of each country.

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