Zeid Raad Al Hussein Honored with Refugees International Exceptional Service Award
November 15, 2019
At its 17th Annual New York Circle luncheon on November 14, 2019, Refugees International honored former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein for his commitment to international peace-building and development, and his long tenure as a Jordanian diplomat.
Dancers of GALLIM gave a moving performance of “BOAT,” a piece choreographed by Andrea Miller that is inspired by Syrian refugees still persevering in their hope for life, despite unthinkable hardship.
Refugees International’s New York Circle is an awards ceremony and celebration honoring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to humanitarian action. The highlight of the event is the presentation of the RI’s Exceptional Service Award to an individual who has committed his or her life’s work to tackling today’s humanitarian challenges. The New York Circle takes place at a critical time when more than 70 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict, and persecution.
We would like to thank our 17th Annual New York Circle sponsors:
Anonymous, Ned Babbitt, Sarah Hogate Bacon, Leslie and George Biddle, Carlos Brito, Sabine and Richard Chalmers, Luis Felipe P. Dutra Leite, Kristin Gamble Flood and Charles Andrew Flood, The Joseph Flom Foundation, Thèa Garland, Marianne Gimon d’Ansembourg and Alessandro d’Ansembourg, Maxine Isaacs, Irfan Kathwari Foundation, Lisa Kaye, Mona Khan, Heineken, Elena Kvochko, Joy Lian Alferness and Jonathan Alferness, Nancy A. Lieberman, Alison and Tim Lord, Kati Marton, Edward and Monique McNally, Katia and Robert Mead, Isa and Jon Moneypenny, Darya and Vali Nasr, Caroline Netchvolodoff, Dennis & Roseline Michael Neveling, Demet Öger, Sally and Steve Paridis, Michael Reeber and Nicole Giroux, Peta Roubin, Nina and Dino Saglimbeni, Eileen Shields-West and Robin West, Anh Nuyen Steininger, Maria and Robert Sullivan, Jack and Jenny Sullivan, Cheryl Feigenson and Jeffrey Tindell, Sandra Tully, Frederica and George Valanos, Rod and Alexia von Lipsey, UBS Private Wealth Management, Tine Ward, Jan Weil and Amos Avgar, Anthony and Natacha Weiss, Christina Weiss Lurie, Maureen White and Steven Rattner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, The Weiss Foundation, Judith Wolfington, and Nadia Zilkha
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