Presenters

On 30 April the chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation and King's Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland, Mr. Han Polman, announced who will present the Four Freedoms Awards to the 2018 Four Freedoms Awards Laureates on 16 May in Middelburg.

  • Deputy Prime Minister Hugo de Jonge will present the International Four Freedoms Award to Christiana Figueres who represents the many people whose hard work and dedication contributed to the realization of the Paris Climate Agreement. Co-presenter is Perrin Roosevelt Ireland, great-granddaughter of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt;     
  • Ms. Fidan Ekiz, Dutch journalist and documentary maker, will present the Award for the Freedom of Speech and Expression to Erol Onderoglu;
  • Ms. Karen Armstrong, British author and an expert on religion, will present the Award for the Freedom of Worship to Bishop Paride Taban;     
  • Mr. André Kuipers. Dutch astronaut and ambassador of the World Wildlife Fund (WNF), will present the Award for the Freedom from Want to Emmanuel de Merode on behalf of the Virunga Alliance;
  • Mr. Herman van Veen, Dutch performing artist and children's rights activist, will present the Award for the Freedom from Fear to Urmila Chaudhary.