Justice Ginsburg wins $1M prize for ideas that 'have profoundly shaped human self-understanding'
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo by Kathy Anderson/ABA Journal.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been awarded a $1 million prize for her work pioneering gender equality and strengthening the rule of law.
Ginsburg will receive the 2019 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture, according to an Oct. 23 press release, the New York Times and the Washington Post. The annual award honors a person “whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement.”
Ginsburg will donate the prize money to charity.
Ginsburg was selected from more than 500 nominees and five finalists.
The Berggruen Institute, which was founded by billionaire philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen, has awarded the prize since 2016.