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List of awards and honors received by Barack Obama

Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, has received numerous honors in recognition of his career in politics.

Obama received the Norwegian Nobel Committee's Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, The Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education's Ambassador of Humanity Award in 2014, the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2017, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award in 2018. He was named TIME Magazine's Time Person of the Year in 2008 and 2012.

He also received two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album for Dreams from My Father (2006), and The Audacity of Hope (2008) as well as two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Narrator for Our Great National Parks (2022), and Working: What We Do All Day (2023).

National honors

country Date Decoration
 United States January 5, 2017 Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service[1]

Foreign honors

Country Date Decoration
 Saudi Arabia June 3, 2009 Order of King Abdulaziz (Collar) [2]
 Israel March 21, 2013 President's Medal[3]
 Philippines April 28, 2014 Order of Sikatuna (Grand Collar) [4]

Scholastic

Barack Obama with the Nobel Prize medal and diploma, which he was awarded in 2009
Honorary degrees
Location Date School Degree Gave Commencement Address
 Illinois June 4, 2005 Knox College Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[5][6] Yes [7]
 Massachusetts June 2, 2006 University of Massachusetts Boston Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[8] Yes [9]
 Illinois June 16, 2006 Northwestern University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[10] Yes [11]
 Louisiana August 13, 2006 Xavier University of Louisiana Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[12] Yes [13]
 District of Columbia May 12, 2007 Howard University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[14]
 New Hampshire May 19, 2007 Southern New Hampshire University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[15] Yes [16]
 Connecticut May 25, 2008 Wesleyan University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[17][18] Yes [19]
 Indiana May 17, 2009 University of Notre Dame Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[20][21] Yes [22]
 Michigan May 1, 2010 University of Michigan Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[23] Yes [24]
 Virginia May 9, 2010 Hampton University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[25] Yes [26]
 Ohio May 5, 2013 Ohio State University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[27] Yes [28]
 Georgia (U.S. state) May 19, 2013 Morehouse College Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[29] Yes [29]
 South Africa June 28, 2013 University of Johannesburg Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[30]
 District of Columbia May 7, 2016 Howard University Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)[14][31] Yes [32]
 New Jersey May 15, 2016 Rutgers University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)[33][34] Yes [35]
 Hawaii December 21, 2019 University of Hawaiʻi Honorary degree of Humane Letters[36]

Honorary Awards

Year Award Ref.
2005 NAACP Chairman's Award
2007 NAACP Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction for The Audacity of Hope
2008 Congressional Black Caucus Harold Washington Award [37]
2008 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Incorporated Phoenix Award [38]
2008 TIME magazine's Time Person of the Year
2009 Norwegian Nobel Committee's Nobel Peace Prize
2011 OMB Watch/National Security Archive/Project On Government Oversight / Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Transparency Award [39][40]
2012 TIME magazine's Time Person of the Year
2013 New Musical Express NME Award for Hero of the Year
2014 The Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education's "Ambassador of Humanity" award [41]
2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award [42][43]
2017 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology "Make It Loud" award for FIRST / STEM Education [44]
2018 Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award [45]
2021 Aisppd Onlus Medal Award at the IX International Day of Awareness and Prevention of Women Diseases Tribute to International Women's Day

Competitive awards

Year Association Category Project Result Ref.
2006 Grammy Award Best Spoken Word Album Dreams from My Father Won
2008 Grammy Award Best Spoken Word Album The Audacity of Hope Won
2022 Grammy Award Best Spoken Word Album A Promised Land Nominated
2022 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Narrator Our Great National Parks: A World of Wonder Won
2022 Children's and Family Emmy Award Outstanding Short Form Program We the People Won
2022 Children's and Family Emmy Award Outstanding Preschool Animated Series Ada Twist, Scientist Won
2023 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Narrator Working: What We Do All Day: The Middle Won
  • 2008: His concession speech after the New Hampshire primary was set to music by independent artists as the music video "Yes We Can", which was viewed 10 million times on YouTube in its first month[46] and received a Daytime Emmy Award.[47]
  • February 9, 2020: Best Documentary Feature Academy Award for American Factory, made by the Obamas' production company, Higher Ground.[48] Barack Obama was not personally among the winners of the award.

Freedom of the City

Namesakes

There are 13 community schools named after him, including: Barack & Michelle Obama Elementary School, St Paul, Minnesota; Barack Obama Charter Elementary School, Compton, California; Barack Obama Elementary School, Hempstead, New York; Barack Obama Elementary School, Richmond, Virginia; President Barack Obama School - Public School 34, Jersey City, New Jersey. Barack Obama School of International Studies (Public 6-12 IB), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at A. Maceo Smith (BOMLA), magnet secondary school for boys located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas.

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