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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
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