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Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award
The International Republican Institute established the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award in 2008 in memory of Dr. Kirkpatrick, a long-time IRI board member and strong advocate for IRI’s women’s programming and the establishment of the Women’s Democracy Network.
The 2015 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award recipients were President of Finland Tarja Halonen (2000-2012) and Mongolian Member of Parliament Oyun Sanjaasuren.
The 2014 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award recipient was Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
The 2013 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award recipients were Senator Kelly Ayotte and Selima Ahmad, founder and former president of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The 2012 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award recipients were Ambassador Constance Morella and Tunisian journalist and rights activist Sihem Bensedrine.
The 2011 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award recipients were Frances Fragos Townsend, former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Sherry Rehman, member of the Pakistan National Assembly and ranking member of the National Security Committee.
The 2010 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award recipients were Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the Iraqi Women’s Leadership Institute.