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Foreign Minister Westerwelle to Host Henry A. Kissinger Prize Ceremony

Foreign Minister Westerwelle to Host Henry A. Kissinger Prize Ceremony Kissinger Prize

 Foreign Minister Westerwelle Enlarge image  Foreign Minister Guido WesterwelleFDP)


Foreign Minister Westerwelle to Host Henry A. Kissinger Prize Ceremony

Berlin May 23, 2012




Laudatory speeches will be delivered by former US State Secretary Henry A. Kissinger, after whom the award is named, and former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

George P. Shultz is being honored for his outstanding contribution to reshaping the transatlantic political and economic landscape during the historic era leading to the end of the Cold War, according to a statement by the American Academy. The Henry A. Kissinger Prize has been awarded since 2007 in recognition of outstanding services to transatlantic relations.

Previous recipients of the prize are: 

former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

41st President of the United States of America George H.W. Bush

former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Richard von Weizsäcker; 

New York Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg

and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

The prize was established to honor the Academy’s founding Co-Chairman, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, whose initiatives for disarmament and détente in the post-war period helped lay the foundation for democratic change in Europe, the end of the Cold War, and the reunification of Germany.


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