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2022 Princess of Asturias Awards Laureates

  • Carmen Linares and María Pagés Arts Having become two of the most important figures of flamenco in recent decades, Carmen Linares and María Pagés unify the spirit of several generations that, from a sense of respect for tradition and the depth of the roots of flamenco, have managed to modernize and adapt its essence to the contemporary world, elevating it even more so to the category of universal art.
  • Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Social Sciences A scholar and promoter of the Mexican pre-Columbian world, as well as a leading communicator in this field of knowledge, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma has carried out his fieldwork in archaeological sites such as Comalcalco, Tepeapulco, Bonampak, Teotihuacan, Cholula, Tula, Tlatelolco and Tenochtitlan, among others.
  • Adam Michnik Communication and Humanities Michnik is one of the best known and most prominent defenders of human rights in Poland and is considered one of the key figures in the recovery of democracy in the country, as well as an outstanding journalist.
  • Shigeru Ban Concord Considered the foremost activist of architecture by the specialized press, Shigeru Ban has achieved international prestige for being able to provide shelters and temporary housing as a rapid, effective response to extreme and devastating situations caused mostly by natural disasters.
  • Ellen MacArthur International Cooperation Ellen Patricia MacArthur was born in Whatstandwell (Derbyshire, England) on 8th July 1976. A professional yachtswoman, she made history in 2005 by completing the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe done by any sailor. In 2003, she founded the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which helps young people with cancer overcome their problems through sailing.
  • Olympic Refuge Foundation and IOC Refugee Olympic Team Sports In the words of IOC President Thomas Bach, the Olympic RefugeeRefuge Foundation and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team, created in 2017 and 2015, respectively, by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) –1991 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation–, aim to serve as “a symbol of hope for all the world’s refugees”
  • Juan Mayorga Literature He published his first play, Siete hombres buenos, in 1989, which earned him the Marqués de Bradomín Runner-up Prize from the Spanish Youth Institute. He has taught Playwriting and Philosophy at the Royal School of Dramatic Art in Madrid and directed the seminar “Memory and Thought in Contemporary Theatre” at the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Philosophy.

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