The Milton Friedman Prize
FOR ADVANCING LIBERTY
May 25, 2016 • Waldorf Astoria New York • 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY
The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The prize, a cash award of $250,000, will be presented at the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty’s Biennial Dinner on May 25, 2016 at the Waldof Astoria New York. Details about the dinner, including a reservation form, will be posted in the near future.
The late Nobel laureate Milton Friedman agreed in 2001 to lend his name to the prize, which has become the leading international award for acknowledging contributions to the promotion of individual liberty. In a statement at the time he said: “Those of us who were fortunate enough to live and be raised in a reasonably free society tend to underestimate the importance of freedom. We tend to take it for granted. It has made us in the West more complacent, so having a prize emphasizing liberty is extremely important.” Dr. Friedman died in 2006.
For further information about the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty’s Biennial Dinner, please contact Jenna Huhn at jhuhn [at] cato.org or 202-218-4617.