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Scholar-Statesman Award Dinner


Watch highlights from the 2013 Scholar-Statesman Award Dinner, honoring former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and paying special tribute to Mortimer B. Zuckerman, publisher, philanthropist, and member of the Institute's board of advisors.

The Washington Institute is proud to honor two exemplary Israeli ambassadors to the United StatesMichael Oren and Itamar Rabinovichand pay tribute to two wonderfully generous supporters of our organization, Noni and Alan Aufzien, at our Eighth Annual Scholar-Statesman Award Dinner at the Plaza in New York City on December 2, 2014.

The Scholar-Statesman Award celebrates outstanding leaders who, through their public service and professional achievements, exemplify the idea that sound scholarship and a discerning knowledge of history are essential to wise and effective policy and the advancement of peace and security in the Middle East.

Scholar-Statesman Award Honorees

2013: Dr. Condoleezza Rice
2012: Elliott Abrams and Dennis B. Ross
2011: Natan Sharansky and Saad Eddin Ibrahim
2010: Tony Blair
2009: William Jefferson Clinton
2008: Henry Kissinger
2007: Bernard Lewis and George P. Shultz

Since 2010, the event has also recognized luminaries from the Institute's board of trustees and board of advisors, respected leaders in business, philanthropy, and civic life who believe in the power of ideas. Their leadership and vision has strengthened their communities and the Institute's ability to fulfill its mission.

Washington institute Leaders

2013: Mortimer B. Zuckerman
2012: Lorraine and Richard Abramson
2011: John M. Shapiro
2010: Howard P. Berkowitz

For information about the Scholar-Statesman Award, email the Institute's press office or call 202-452-0650.