Special Guest Presenter: The Honorable Patrick J. LeahyHonorary Chairs: The Honorable Kofi Annan & HRH Princess Ghida Talal
September 18, 2012 | Cipriani Wall Street
The Humanitarian Award will be presented to IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Founders Henry Jarecki, Henry Kaufman, Thomas Russo & George Soros.
The Founders of the Scholar Rescue Fund with Senator Patrick J. Leahy (far left).
The Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award for 2012 will be presented to Western Union.
CEO Hikmet Ersek with Western Union Family Scholarship Grantees
The Fritz Redlich Alumni Award will be presented posthumously to the Honorable John Atta Mills, President of Ghana and former Fulbright Scholar to Stanford University.
Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock with Mrs. Ernestina Mills
Accepted by Hikmet Ersek, CEO
Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award
Henry Jarecki, Henry Kaufman, Thomas Russo & George Soros
President of Ghana | Fulbright Scholar to Stanford University, 1971
We will recognize the achievements of this accomplished Fulbright alumnus posthumously, due to his untimely death on July 24, 2012. Our condolences go to the family of President John Atta Mills and to the people of Ghana.
Fritz Redlich Alumni Award
Bloomberg News: Scene Last Night
New York Social Diary: Heroes Among Us
Wall Street Journal
Professionals in International Education
University World News
View photos of the more than 500 friends and supporters of IIE who joined us to celebrate our 2012 honorees.View Slideshow
Watch a video on Western Union's scholarship program, featuring 2012 honoree CEO Hikment Ersek.Play Video
Watch the founders of the Scholar Rescue Fund receive IIE’s Humanitarian Award for their visionary leadership.Play Video
A scholarship intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic development ladder through education.
Committed to the idea that each scholar who is able to continue their work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world.
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