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Man of Peace

The title Man of Peace was created in 1999 by the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals who "from personalities from the world of culture and entertainment who have stood up for human rights and for the spread of the principles of Peace and Solidarity in the world, made an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace".[1]

An initiative by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, himself a winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, the award is presented in Rome's Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill) by President Gorbachev, Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome, and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates attending the annual summit meeting.

In its early years the award was referred to as both the "Man for Peace" in Europe and "Man of Peace" in the United States. In 2006 its title was officially changed to "Man of Peace", also "Peace Summit Award".

Recipients of the award are:

In addition, the conference also awarded the "Peace Summit Award for Social Activism" to "associations which have distinguished themselves for their outstanding contribution to international peace and social justice".[3]

  • 2005: Peace Jam
  • 2010: Nihonhidankyo (Japan Confederation of Atomic and Hydrogen Bomb Sufferers Organization)

Laureate Summit Members








  • Alberto Abruzzese – Morando Morandini, Dietro lo spot Franco Scepi gira Campari, Mazzotta Editore, Milano 1986
  • Gillo Dorfles – Massimo Di Forti Franco Scepi, Images from Italy, Mazzotta Editore, Milano 1987
  • Marc Le Cannu – Gillo Dorfles, Over ad Art da Depero a Scepi, Editore Electa Milano 1989
  • Franco Scepi produzione d’immagini, Edizione CDS Milano 1990
  • Trent'anni e un Secolo di Casa Campari, Guido Vergani, 1990
  • Franco Scepi, Over Ad' Art, Editore Alex Gallery Washington, 1993
  • Franco Scepi, Strategia dell’immaginazione Edizioni l’Artistica Savigliano 1992
  • AA. VV., Mikhail Gorbachev: Arte per la pace - oltre ogni muro, l’Uomo della Pace di Scepi Bora edizioni, Bologna 2000, ISBN 88-85345-79-4 [1]
  • Man for Peace, Tipleco Editore, 2003
  • Man for Peace, Sambero Editore, 2004 e 2005
  • Percorso nel Tempo, l'antica Casa di Franco Scepi, Sambero Editore, 2006


  1. ^ The Peace Summit Award
  2. ^ Sean Penn to receive annual Peace Summit Award at the upcoming 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
  3. ^ Peace Summit Award for Social Activism
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