Auma Obama Awarded the German Speaker’s Prize

Prof. Dr. Lothar Seiwert, Dr. Auma Obama, Andreas Buhr, Sabine Asgodom:
Auma Obama receiving her award at the gala, joined by (l. to r.) Prof. Dr. Lothar Seiwert, Andreas Buhr and Sabine Asgodom

Last week saw Auma Obama awarded the 2015 German Speaker’s Award (Deutsche Rednerpreis).

Auma Obama joins a long list of prominent Germans that have received the award, she is also the first African to receive the award.

“Dr. Auma Obama convinces with only with her words and her voice. She speaks worldwide on the real causes of poverty, on environmental and social sustainability without mincing words,” Sabine Asgodom, a former GSA President, remarked about Auma Obama in her speech during the gala. “She doesn’t use PowerPoint, but is able to convince people with only her words and voice.”

The “German speaker’s award” of the German Speakers Association is awarded honest speeches by personalities from business, society, politics, sports, culture or science. It appreciates not only prominent lecturers but also public figures that are to motivate and influence using their words.

Past awardees include: Prof. Dr. Lothar Seiwert, German President from 2009 till 2011, who was also the first to receive the award in 2010; Prof. Dr. Margot Käßmann, former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the Chairman of DaimlerChrysler AG.


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