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Princess of Asturias Awards

05/13/2022

Meeting of the jury for the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

25 nominations encompassing 16 different nationalities are in the running for this Award, the third of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, now in their 42nd year

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The Jury responsible for conferring the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences will meet this coming 17th and 18th May in Oviedo. This is the third of the eight international awards convened by the Princess of Asturias Foundation this year, now in their 42nd year. A total of 25 candidatures encompassing 16 different nationalities are in the running for the Award. The meetings will be held at the Reconquista Hotel, Oviedo.

As stated in the Foundation’s Statutes, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences is to be granted to “creative and/or research work in the field of history, law, linguistics, education, political science, psychology, sociology, ethics, philosophy, geography, economics, demography or anthropology, as well as in the disciplines corresponding to each of these fields.”

Each Princess of Asturias Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the Award, a diploma, an insignia and a cash prize of fifty thousand euros.

The members of the Jury will hold an initial meeting with the media at 11:00am on Tuesday 17th in the hotel’s “Salón de Consejos” reception room (first floor) immediately prior to its formal constitution and the start of its deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. Each jury shall have a chairperson and an acting secretary. Both shall be appointed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation and shall have voice and vote.

The Jury’s decision will be announced at 12:00 noon (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday 18th, in the “Salón Covadonga” reception room in the same hotel (ground floor), following which the members of the Jury will be available for interview.

Composition of the Jury

The Jury will be made up of the following persons:

  • Emilio Lamo de Espinosa Michels de Champourcin (chair)
  • Marta Elvira Rojo (acting secretary)
  • Paz Battaner Arias
  • Javier Echeverría Ezponda
  • Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpurúa
  • Mauro Guillén Rodríguez
  • Óscar Loureda Lamas
  • Araceli Mangas Martín
  • Manuel Menéndez Menéndez
  • Jaime Montalvo Correa
  • Montserrat Moreno Marimón
  • Jaime Pérez Renovales
  • Rafael Puyol Antolín
  • Fernando Vallespín Oña

IMPORTANT COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES

In order to minimize the risk of contagion and spread of the virus, the following recommendations apply regarding news coverage of the Jury meetings:

  • Attendance is limited to one graphic reporter (photo or video) and one news writer per news medium.
  • Bring a mask and wear it correctly at all times, covering nose and mouth.
  • Keep a safe distance.

APPENDICES: LIST OF PREVIOUS LAUREATES

STREAMING

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