The Annual International Student House Global Leadership Awards honors those who have made exceptional contributions to international and intercultural understanding. This year’s Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, October 22, 2015.
On that evening, we honored Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, with our Global Leadership Award for his lifelong commitment to and his achievements in promoting intercultural dialogue. During his distinguished career, General Scowcroft served as the National Security Advisor to both Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, the only individual in U.S. history appointed to the position under two different Presidents.
Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter will received the Global Educator Award for her commitment to education and international understanding. In addition to being the first woman to hold the position of Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, Dr. Slaughter served as the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
We also honored Ambassador Geir H. Haarde of Iceland with our Distinguished Alumni Award for his commitment to global citizenship and fostering intercultural relations. Ambassador Haarde lived at the House in 1973 and 1974 while attending Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Our Diplomatic Chairs, Ambassador and Mrs. Kenichiro Sasae of Japan, hosted a special ISH Tribute dinner at their beautiful Embassy Residence for our honorees and major sponsors on Thursday, September 17. The dinner celebrated the strong global partnership that the United States and Japan have developed during the past 70 years and the common values and principles that have made this bilateral relationship so enduring. ISH-DC has played an exceptional role in supporting this partnership — since our founding, we have welcomed more than 1,200 Japanese resident scholars to our House.
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