Foreign Minister Westerwelle to Host Henry A. Kissinger Prize Ceremony
Berlin May 23, 2012
The American Academy will present former US State Secretary George P. Shultz with the Henry A. Kissinger Prize on May 24 in Berlin.
As host of the ceremony in the Federal Foreign Office, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will deliver the opening address.
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.