William Jefferson Clinton is the forty-second president of the United States, serving two terms from 1993 to 2001. After leaving office, he established the William J. Clinton Foundation, which is focused on finding practical and measurable solutions to address pressing challenges at home and abroad. In addition to his foundation work, President Clinton joined with former president George H. W. Bush to help with relief and recovery following the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. He also served as UN special envoy for tsunami recovery.
The Washington Institute's Scholar-Statesman Award celebrates outstanding leaders who, through their public service and professional accomplishments, exemplify the idea that sound scholarship and a discerning knowledge of history are essential to wise and effective U.S. Middle East policymaking.