Each year since 1913, the National Institute has presented Gold Honor Medals for Distinguished Service to Humanity to a select group of individuals who have made the highest contribution to the improvement of society.
The National Institute is pleased to announce that medical anthropologist and physician Paul Edward Farmer, the co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health, and celebrated arts administrator and leader Peter Gelb, who has been general manager of the Metropolitan Opera since 2006, will receive the 2019 Gold Medals for Distinguished Service to Humanity on Thursday, December 5. [more]
the gold medal
The Gold Medal of the National Institute of Social Sciences was designed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966).
gold MEDAL HONOREES, 1913-2018
Gold Medal honorees represent outstanding achievement in the social sciences, law, government, education, philanthropy, the arts, medicine, science, and industry.