Philadelphia (US): Former British Prime
Minister Tony Blair has been named the recipient of the 2010
The medal will be presented to Blair on Sept. 13 in
Philadelphia by former President Bill Clinton.
The National Constitution Centre offers history-based
exhibits focused on the US Constitution and gives the annual
award to those whose actions represent the founding principles
of the United States.
The Honor carries a USD 100,000 cash prize.
The medal was first awarded in 1989. Previous winners
have included rock singer and human rights activist Bono,
former South African President Nelson Mandela and former US
President Jimmy Carter.