Stephen W. Bosworth Award

The Stephen W. Bosworth Award in International Affairs

The Stephen W. Bosworth Award in International Affairs is awarded each year by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding to students who have demonstrated excellence in their work at the Center.

The Bosworth Award is given in honor of Stephen W. Bosworth '61, a three-time U.S. ambassador who helped shepherd the transition to democracy in the Philippines after the decades-long rule of Ferdinand E. Marcos and later sought to defuse the nuclear threat in North Korea. He served as U.S. ambassador to Tunisia, the Philippines, and South Korea, and under President Obama as special envoy to North Korea. He later served as dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. At the time of his death in 2016 he was chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. 

The prizes are funded through the Robert Frost Endowment fund, which was the Class of '61 project leading up to their 60th reunion.