On May 9th, the Manhattan Institute awarded the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award to Harvey A. Silverglate and Bruce Kovner.
Harvey A. Silverglate is a civil liberties litigator, author, and co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Bruce Kovner is the founder of CAM Capital and the Chair of the Board of Trustees at The Julliard School, one of the world's leading music schools.
The Alexander Hamilton Award was created to honor those individuals helping to foster the revitalization of our nation’s cities. We chose to name the award after Hamilton because, like the Manhattan Institute, he was a fervent proponent of commerce and civic life. Throughout the years, we have expanded the scope of our prize to celebrate leaders not just on the local levels, but also at the state and federal levels, who have—whether it be in public policy, culture, or philanthropy—made remarkable things happen in their home state or city. We hope our celebration of our awardees encourages replication of their efforts.