Medal of Freedom

Michael Bloomberg. (Courtesy SMU)

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has received the Tower Center Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.

The honor, presented every two years, recognizes “extraordinary contributions for the advancement of democratic ideals and to the security, prosperity and welfare of humanity.”

“In the aftermath of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil, Michael Bloomberg led New York City out of mourning and back into its place as one of the most important cities in the world, SMU Trustee Jeanne Tower Cox said. “He took the city’s public education system and poverty issues head on during his two terms as mayor.”