Member of European Parliament for Southeast England
Daniel Hannan studied Modern History at the University of Oxford and later worked as a journalist and an advocate for Conservative policies. In the European Parliament, Mr. Hannan has been a strong advocate of libertarian and free-market principles and has taken a principled stand against government over-spending in the U.K and throughout Europe. An online video of his speech strongly criticizing Prime Minister Gordon Brown for his response to the global financial crisis has become a viral hit, launching Mr. Hannan's worldwide fame as a promoter of sound fiscal policy and a critic of government excess.
R.J. Smith is a distinguished fellow in environmental policy at CEI. Mr. Smith also serves as director of the Center for Private Conservation (CPC), a former CEI project. The CPC documents, prepares case studies on, and publicizes noteworthy examples of private conservation and stewardship on private lands in the U.S. and abroad. For a listing of previous winners please visit the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award page on CEI.org.
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