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2023 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner

Monday May 2023


Cliff Asness Managing and Founding Principal, AQR
Tom Cotton U.S. Senator, Arkansas
Paul Singer Chairman, Manhattan Institute; Founder, President, and Co-CEO, Elliott Investment Management L.P.
Reihan Salam President @reihan
Ilana Golant Executive Vice President

On Monday, May 8, the Manhattan Institute hosted its 23rd Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner honoring two outstanding leaders: AQR Founder and Managing Principal Cliff Asness and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton.

Transcript of remarks: Cliff Asness (introduced by Jonah Goldberg)Sen. Tom Cotton (introduced by Roger Hertog), and Paul Singer.

The Hamilton Award Dinner is a special night in the life of the Institute. It provides us an opportunity to honor individuals whose lives personify the ideals of Alexander Hamilton: individual initiative, a principled belief in economic freedom, and equal opportunity for all. We are thrilled to be honoring Cliff Asness and Senator Tom Cotton as this year’s Hamilton Award winners, and we would be delighted and grateful to have your support.

The Alexander Hamilton Award was created to honor those individuals helping to foster the revitalization of our nation’s cities. We chose to name the award after Hamilton because, like the Manhattan Institute, he was a fervent proponent of commerce and civic life. Through the years, we have expanded the scope of the prize to celebrate leaders not just on the local level, but also at the state and federal levels, who have made remarkable things happen in the realms of public policy, culture, and philanthropy. We hope our celebration of these awardees encourages replication of their efforts.