2014-15 Winner Named
A world-renowned Catholic Dominican priest from Peru, now the John Cardinal O’Hara Endowed Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Gustavo Gutiérrez has been named the 2014-15 winner of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize.
Celebrating Social Justice
The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University supports this annual award.
The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 and a medal. The prize and medal are presented at a ceremony that includes a reception and a public lecture by the recipient on the Brandeis University campus in Waltham, Mass.
Founded in 1948 to embody the highest ethical and cultural values, Brandeis is the youngest private research university in the United States and the only nonsectarian university in the nation founded by members of the American Jewish community. Named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the university is dedicated to academic excellence, nonsectarianism, service to the Jewish community, and social justice.
In the spirit of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, Brandeis University celebrates a commitment to social justice and strives to reflect the heterogeneity of the United States and of the world community, welcoming students and faculty of every nationality, religion, and political orientation.
The Gittler Prize is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life on behalf of the Office of the President.