The Selection Committee for the Prize includes leading experts from academic, NGO and governmental backgrounds:


Thomas Johnson: Chairman, Institute of International Education, Retired Chairman and CEO, GreenPoint Financial Corporation


Susan Berresford: Former President, Ford Foundation

Peter Edelman: Co-Director of the Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy, and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center

Maisa Galal: Human Resources Director, Nissan Motor Egypt

Kenton Keith: Retired Senior Vice President, Meridian International Center; Former Ambassador to Qatar and Director of USIA's Office of North African, Near Eastern, and South Asian Affairs

George Rupp, Former Dean, Harvard Divinity School; Former President of Rice University, Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee

Harold Tanner: Former President, Tanner & Company; Former Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations