2015 Madame de Staël Prize
Dame Helen Wallace of the British Academy receives the 2015 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values
In honour of her extensive and highly respected scholarly work on European integration and political studies, Dame Helen Wallace, Foreign Secretary at the British Academy, became the second scholar to be awarded the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, a prize initiated by ALLEA in 2014.
The second award ceremony of the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values took place at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon on 23 April 2015, in the context of the ALLEA General Assembly. The Prize was handed over to Professor Wallace by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.
On his laudatory speech, Commissioner Moedas asserted that:
“For the European Union to best serve its citizens, we need continuous debate on research, science and innovation matters involving all levels of society. Academic leaders, like Dame Helen, provide much of the momentum and expertise for such discussions, helping us all to better understand the challenges ahead and how we can equip ourselves to build a prosperous future.”
Professor Günter Stock, ALLEA President and chairman of the prize jury, stated that “Dame Helen Wallace has provided us with an invaluable resource in her work. Her personal as well as her scholarly integrity is unwavering and her commitment to European cooperation is undisputed.”