Tony Blair is the Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Watch video or read a transcript of a special Washington Institute event honoring Prime Minister Tony Blair.
On October 5, 2010, The Washington Institute honored the Right Honorable Tony Blair with its 2010 Scholar-Statesman Award at a gala dinner in New York City.
Tony Blair was elected prime minister of the United Kingdom in 1997 and served in that position for more than a decade. In that time he stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. After leaving government in 2007, he was appointed Quartet Middle East peace envoy.
To read a transcript of Mr. Blair's remarks, download the PDF above.
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.