Clinton, others win world-changing prize

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former President Bill Clinton, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson and Time magazine photojournalist James Nachtwey were named as recipients of an award that grants them one wish to change the world. The TED Prize provides $100,000 and access to some of the top thinkers in technology, entertainment and the arts to aid projects with global ambitions. Winners were announced Monday. Clinton, Wilson and Nachtwey have several months to formulate their wishes, which come with no restrictions, before revealing them in March at the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference in Monterey. The organization, led by former publishing entrepreneur Chris Anderson, has a panel of judges who select the winners based on nominations from members of the nonpartisan group. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Judges awarded Clinton the prize “not for his political views, but on account of his astonishing achievements since leaving office,” a spokesman for Anderson said.last_img read more

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