Rewatch the Annual Awards Ceremony


Featured Speakers


 

2020 Awardees


 

Master of Ceremonies


Vivian Salama

Vivian Salama

Vivian Salama joined CNN in January 2020. She has covered U.S. foreign policy and national security for nearly two decades, reporting from more than 70 countries.
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About the Awards


The Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence, endowed by the former deputy prime minister of Lebanon, was created to honor inspirational, innovative Middle Eastern individuals who are making a difference in their communities and internationally. The Middle East Institute Visionary Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding work in the region.

View past recipients