Refugees International's 30th Anniversary Celebration took place on May 7, 2009, at the Embassy of Italy. We honored media visionary and humanitarian Ted Turner with RI's most prestigious award, the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award. Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent, interviewed Mr. Turner during the dinner program, and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke presented the award. Senator Sam Brownback and Congresswoman Nita Lowey were also presented with the Congressional Leadership Award.
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Sally Ranney, Ted Turner and Christiane AmanpourKen Bacon, Andrea Lari and Matt Dillon Lisa Barry, Mariella Trager and Kara KennedySam Waterston and Lila CastellenattaShamim Jawad, Hadassah Lieberman, Senator Joe Lieberman and Eileen Shields-WestRebecca Fishman and Katherine KennedySmith Bagley, Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, Ambassador Pekka Lintu and Laurel CollessSenator Sam Brownback and Farooq KathwariAmbassador Richard HolbrookeCongresswoman Nita Lowey and Sam WaterstonJoseph Reitman, Ken Bacon, Annie Duke and Sue MortonWolf Blitzer and Senator Joe LiebermanChristiane Amanpour and Shamim Jawad Annie Totah, Michael Trager and Princess Yasmin PahlaviLionel Rosenblatt, Sally Ranney, Ted Turner, Ken Bacon, Mariella and Michael Trager