WASHINGTON—Carnegie's Moisés Naím was honored yesterday with the 2011 Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award for Outstanding Professional Career.

The awards are the most prestigious in Spanish journalism and recognize the best work published in Spanish in 2010. Naím was named “most outstanding professional” thanks to his “independence” and the “enormous strength and analytical capability” of his weekly columns which, according to the jury, are “an essential reference in the Spanish language.”

Naím, a senior associate in the Carnegie International Economics Program, is the chief international columnist for El Pais, Spain's largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide. Before joining the Carnegie Endowment, Naím was the editor in chief of Foreign Policy for fourteen years where he helped to shape the magazine into one of the world's most influential publications in international affairs. In addition, Naím served as Venezuela’s minister of trade and industry in the early 1990s, director of Venezuela's Central Bank, and executive director of the World Bank.



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