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The El-Hibri Peace Education Prize is awarded yearly to an individual or organization  who is making valuable contributions to peace education and social justice in the Middle East.  The purpose of the $10,000 prize is to recognize outstanding peace educators, to provide financial support to continue peace education and study, and to promote the importance of peace education globally by affirming efforts to integrate peacemaking into curricula at all levels of education.

The nomination period  for the 2010 prize ends June 6th.   This year’s winner will be announced  July 11, 2010 and the award will be presented on September 21, 2010, the International Day of Peace. Nominees can be individuals or organizations, but they must be based in the United States and be making valuable contributions to the theory, practice, and teaching of peace and social justice in the Middle East.  More information about the nomination process and the prize itself can be found at http://www.elhibriprize.org .

Fuad El-Hibri, Founder of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize and Dr. Abdul Aziz Said, First Laureate of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

Fuad El-Hibri, Founder of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize and Dr. Abdul Aziz Said, First Laureate of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

The prize was founded in 2007 by businessman and philanthropist Fuad El-Hibri and his wife Nancy El-Hibri in order to highlight the importance of peace education and to support people who are working for a just, peaceful and healthy planet.  El-Hibri is the CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, as well Chairman of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation.  Past winners include Professor Abdul Aziz Said (2007); Scott Kennedy (2008) ; and Dr. Mary Elizabeth King (2009).

For more information, contact: nonviolence@igc.org