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Stratton Prize

About

The Stratton Prize was founded by Dr. Freddy Homburger, who served as Honorary Consul for Switzerland in Boston for two decades from 1966-1986, to honor significant career achievement in the intercultural landscape between Switzerland and America. The Prize was first awarded to Julius Adams Stratton, former President of MIT and later Chair of the Ford Foundation in 1966. Dr. Stratton was honored for inspiring the integration of the humanities at MIT, this following his earlier advanced education at ETH Zürich and exposure to Swiss humanistic thinking. 

Friends of Switzerland (FOSI) was the custodian of the Stratton Prize for nearly sixty years. Recently, FOSI’s Board has concluded that the best chance for the Stratton Prize and Fellowships to flourish is to transfer its management to the American Swiss Foundation (ASF). ASF will perpetuate the Stratton Prize and through the Stratton Prize Committee. 

Upcoming Award Dinner

This year's upcoming Stratton Prize Dinner will be held in Boston, at the Somerset Club on October 8th at 6 p.m. EDT. Please contact info@americanswiss.org for more information.

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Stratton Laureates

The Stratton Laureate Prize has been awarded to a distinguished list of Swiss or Americans across a wide range of disciplines in the fields of diplomacy, business, science and medicine, the visual arts, music, academics, and more. Five Stratton Laureates were at one time, or still are, Board members of the ASF. The Stratton Prize was awarded to the late Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, who founded the American Swiss Foundation’s flagship Young Leaders Conference and served as Chair Emeritus. Former ASF Board Members Doug Sears, Ambassador Suzi LeVine, and Eric LeVine; and current ASF Chair Emeritus Steven G. Hoch (YL 1990). A list of awardees can be found below. 

  • 1966 Julius Adams Stratton
  • 1968 George W. Thorne
  • 1969 Jerome C. Hunsaker
  • 1970 Bradford Washburn
  • 1971 Werner Imhoof
  • 1972 Michael Stettler
  • 1973 Georges F. Doriot
  • 1974 Charles E. Mongan
  • 1975 Ernst Huber
  • 1976 Alain B. Rossier
  • 1977 Charles S. Draper
  • 1978 Agnes Mongan
  • 1979 William D. Carter
  • 1980 Randall Thompson
  • 1981 Conrad H. Biber
  • 1981 George H. Büchi 
  • 1981 Roger W. Jeanloz 
  • 1982 Carl Einsele
  • 1982 Thomas Karger 
  • 1983 Bernard Brauchli
  • 1984 Victor E. Weisskopf
  • 1985 Philip J. McNiff
  • 1985 Yen-Tsia Feng  
  • 1986 John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1987 Oscar Handlin
  • 1988 Irene Vischer 
  • 1989 Bruno Thurlimann
  • 1990 Blanche Honegger Moyse
  • 1991 Freddy Homburger
  • 1992 Roman Totenberg
  • 1993 William J. Curran
  • 1994 Charles E. Ziegler
  • 1995 James H. Hutson
  • 1996 George Alessandria
  • 1997 Hans J. Bär
  • 1998 Mary Davenport
  • 1999 Ruth Ruprecht
  • 2000 Alfred Defago
  • 2001 Ernst Jost
  • 2001 Max Steinmann  
  • 2002 Faith Whittlesey
  • 2003 Jane Swift
  • 2003 Ralph Lewin  
  • 2004 Daniel Vasella  
  • 2005 Catherine N. Stratton
  • 2006 Angelo M. Codevilla
  • 2007 Jeno C. A. Staehelin
  • 2008 John A. Shane
  • 2009 Douglas Sears
  • 2010 Hansjörg Wyss
  • 2011 Josef H. von Rickenbach
  • 2012 Iris Bohnet
  • 2013 Marc Redlich
  • 2014 Steven G. Hoch
  • 2015 Renata von Tscharner
  • 2016 Armin Hofmann
  • 2016 Chris Pullman  
  • 2016 Philip Burton  
  • 2018 Suzi Levine, Eric Levine
  • 2019 Martin Dahinden
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    STRATTON Fellows

  • 1966 Stratton Hans Naef
  • 1968 Hans-Rudolph Dürrenmatt
  • 1969 John Adams
  • 1970 Stephen Karon
  • 1971 Wiscasset School District, Maine
  • 1972 Karei Otavsky
  • 1973 Martin Hurni
  • 1974
  • 1975 Rudolph Knöpfli
  • 1976 Erika Strum
  • 1977 Donald A. Keller
  • 1978 Henry K. Stegemeier
  • 1979 Albert Gallatin Foundation
  • 1980 David Francis Urrows
  • 1981 Robert S. Altman
  • 1982 Gerhard Stucki
  • 1983 Cambridge Society for Early Music
  • 1984 Rafel Carreras
  • 1985 Peter Wolf
  • 1986 Toni Siegrist
  • 1987 Urs Hammer
  • 1988 Busch Reisinger Museum
  • 1989 Aurelio Muttoni
  • 1990 Moyse Zon Estes
  • 1991 Andreas Werner
  • 1992 Charles Fussell
  • 1993 Sylvain Poitras
  • 1994 Pete Hessler
  • 1995 Caspar Heer
  • 1996 Zheng-Rong Wang
  • 1997 Kenneth M. Robertson
  • 1998 Wayne Hobbs
  • 1999 Regina Hofmann
  • 2000 Gregory Fossedal
  • 2001 Oliver Muehlemann
  • 2002 J. Michael Waller
  • 2003 Pierre Weill
  • 2004
  • 2005 Stacy Figueredo
  • 2006 Charles David Corbin
  • 2007 Ali Arbia
  • 2008 Christina Rominger
  • 2009 Brent Bernkrant
  • 2010 Martin Werner
  • 2011 Kristian Johnson
  • 2012 Gabriela Hertig
  • 2013 Anna DeGraff
  • 2014 Britta Voss
  • 2015 David Loutzenheiser
  • 2016 Jonathan Mekinda
  • 2018 Krysti Specht, Orrian Willis
  • 2019 Cristophe Farquet