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2019 Princess of Asturias Awards Laureates

  • Peter Brook Arts Considered the best theatrical director of the 20th century and one of the great renovators of contemporary theatre, Peter Brook worked on stages throughout Europe and in countries including India, South Africa and Iran, as well as directing opera and film.
  • The Prado Museum Communication and Humanities Having become the most important cultural institution in Spain and one of the most outstanding art galleries worldwide, the Prado Museum possesses a collection of around 8000 paintings, of which 1700 are on show in the Villanueva building, while more than 3200 are distributed among 255 cultural institutions throughout Spain. Each year, almost three million visitors –more than half of whom are foreigners
  • Lindsey Vonn Sports Lindsey Vonn is the female skier with the most victories in the history of the Alpine Ski World Cup. With her 63rd podium in 2016, she broke the record held by Annemarie Moser-Pröll since the seventies. She has come first 82 times in this competition, just four off the record held by Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark.
  • Alejandro Portes Social Sciences Considered one of the most prestigious international sociologists, Portes has stood out for his research activity in the fields of international migration, economic sociology, comparative development, the urbanization of developing countries and social marginality. An advocate of the New Economic Sociology, his studies have become a source of reference to guide and organize the empirical research of social scientists worldwide.
  • Siri Hustvedt Literature A scholar and intellectual who addresses the fundamental issues of contemporary ethics and epistemology, as well as being known for her feminist militancy, her work has contributed to interdisciplinary dialogue between the sciences and the humanities. She has published essays and articles in academic and scientific journals, including Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, Neuropsychoanalysis and Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Salman Khan and the Khan Academy International Cooperation Son of an Indian mother and Bangladeshi father, Salman Amin Khan was born on 11th October 1976 in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) , where he grew up. A graduate in Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Khan earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University, after which he began working as a financial analyst.
  • Joanne Chory and Sandra Myrna Díaz Technical & Scientific Research The work carried out separately by biologists Joanne Chory and Sandra M. Díaz has placed them at the forefront of new lines of research that with major future implications in the fight against climate change and its effects, as well as in the defence of biodiversity.
  • The city of Gdansk Concord Capital of Pomerania and the country’s main port, the Polish city of Gdańsk is currently the lead city of a metropolitan area, together with the towns of Gdynia and Sopot, that exceeds one million inhabitants. With a history marked by its strategic location on the Baltic coast and having belonged to different entities and states, Gdansk

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