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- Recipient of the Interdependence Day Prize from Demos in Istanbul, Turkey
- Indiana University honors Smiley by naming the atrium of its School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) building, The Tavis Smiley Atrium
- Time names Tavis as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World"
- Du Bois Medal from Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
- Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Minorities in Communications
- Recipient of numerous honorary doctorate degrees including his alma mater, Indiana University
- Winner of 12 NAACP Image Awards
- Time names Tavis one of America's 50 Most Promising Young Leaders