Harper to be honoured as world statesman
September 19, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be honoured with the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation at New York’s Waldorf Astoria on Thurs., Sept. 27.
The award recognizes Prime Minister Harper “as a leader of integrity who has earned the respect of his people for his commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights and peace in the service of humanity,” according to a statement issued by the foundation.
The award will be presented to the prime minister by 1999 World Statesman awardee Dr. Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state. Former President Bill Clinton will be the honorary chairman of the event; serving as honourary co-chairs will be former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter and former Secretaries of State Kissinger, George Schultz, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
In addition, Vikram Pandit, CEO, Citigroup, and Virginia Rometty, president and CEO, IBM, will be given the Appeal of Conscience Award.
The Appeal of Conscience Foundation is an interfaith organization founded in 1965 by its President Rabbi Arthur Schneier to promote religious freedom and human rights throughout the world.