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08 December 2016
2016 Human Rights Awards

Join us for the annual UNA-NCA Human Rights Awards Reception honoring outstanding leaders in the human rights community and celebrating the 71st Anniversary of the United Nations.

In honor of the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-NCA will recognize individuals and organizations working to improve human rights in their communities and around the world.


When
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Reception at 5:15 pm
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres included
Program is 6:00 - 8:00 pm
 
Where
Cannon House Office Building
Caucus Room 
27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C., 20003
 

This year's honorees are:
 
Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award
Ms. Felice Gaer
Director, Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
Presented by Navanethem Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 
Perdita Huston Human Rights Award
Ms. Ritu Sharma
Co-Founder and Former President, Women Thrive Worldwide
Director, Global Center for Gender and Youth, International Youth Foundation
Presented by Karen Mulhauser, former Chair at UNA-USA, Former President at UNA-NCA 


F. Allen "Tex" Harris Human Rights Diplomacy Award 
Presented to
Mr. Eric Richardson
Political Economic Counselor for the U.S. Embassy for Libya
Presented by Ambassador Robert R. King, Special Envoy on North Korea Human Rights Issues, U.S. Department of State

 
Community Human Rights Award
Latin American Youth Center
Award Presented to Lori Kaplan, President and Chief Executive Officer
Presented by Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation


Admission Tickets
Young Professional/Student: $50
Non-Member Young Professional/Student*: $70
Students under the age of 25 are eligible for free UNA-NCA membership.
Member: $70
Non-Member*: $90
Sponsor (Individual/organization name listed in the program): $100
Non-member Sponsor*: $120
*Non-member tickets include UNA-NCA membership

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Honorary Committee Members
 
Stanley & Marion Bergman Family Charitable Fund, AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Representative Donald S. Beyer, Jr., Member of the US House of Representatives from Virginia’s 8th District
Mr. Jerry H. Biederman, Chair, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret.), UNA-NCA President
Ms. Roberta Cohen, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
 
Representative Gerald E. Connolly. Member of the US House of Representatives from Virginia's 11th District 
Representative Elijah Cummings, Member of the US House of Representatives from Maryland’s 7th District
Mr. Ned Dubilo, American Jewish Committee Executive Council
 A. Edward Elmendorf, Former UNA-USA President, Former UNA-USA President
Councilmember Jack Evans, Councilmember of the District of Columbia
Mr. E. Robert Goodkind, Chairman Emeritus, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Councilmember David Grosso, Councilmember of the District of Columbia
Mr. David A. Harris, CEO, American Jewish Committee
Mr. Michael Hirschhorn, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
David W. Inlander, Chair, American Jewish Committee Interreligious Affairs Commission
Ambassador Robert R. King, Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rights Issues, U.S. Department of State 
Ms. Karen Mulhauser, Founder, Mulhauser & Associates; Chair, UNA-USA
Daniel Pincus, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Mr. Daniel Price, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Mr. Robert Rifkind, Senior Counsel at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; former Advisory Board Chair of the Jacob Blaustein Institute
Mr. Bruce Rubin, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Harriet P. Schleifer, Chair, American Jewish Committee National Board of Governors
Judge Stephen M. Schwebel
Ms. Jane Silverman, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council 
Mr. David Squire, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Administrative Council
Councilmember Mary Thompson, Councilmember of the District of Columbia
 


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