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Lewis to Receive Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

Congressman John Lewis – an icon of American civil rights – has been named a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced today. Lewis will be honored during events at the Institute’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts on April 4, 2013.

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Allen Prize Recipient Foege
Urges Courage to Change Poverty

Bill Foege accepts the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize

William H. Foege (c) with Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson

The world health situation is both dire and correctable said William H. Foege during a speech March 15 as Georgia Tech and its Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts presented him with the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage. Foege pointed to poverty as the underlying problem and enlarged on that theme saying, “People who are poor are subsidizing our way of life and we need to have the courage to change that.”

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Videos

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Allen Prize Symposium: March 14, 2012

Allen Prize Symposium: Part 1



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Allen Prize Symposium: Part 2



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Allen Prize Symposium: Part 3



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Presentation of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage: March 15, 2012

William H. Foege's Acceptance Speech



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Sam Nunn Awarded
2011 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

Sam Nunn accepts the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize

The Honorable Sam Nunn (c) with Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson

Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn accepted Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage March 15 and, in a speech punctuated by an extended standing ovation from the audience, called for civility, cooperation, and bipartisanship in the American dialog.

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Presentation of Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Award: President G. P. "Bud" Peterson

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Sam Nunn's Acceptance Speech

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Videos of the Allen Prize Symposium may be found here.

News

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  • Congressman John Lewis to Receive Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

    Congressman John Lewis – an icon of American civil rights – has been named a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage.

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  • Founder’s Day: Nunn Calls for Fundamental Change; Mayor Reed Announces Partnerships with GT/IAC

    Speeches by the Honorable Sam Nunn and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed were highlights of two days of events on March 14-15 celebrating the 2011 Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Founder’s Day and Georgia Tech’s inaugural presentation of the new Ivan Allen Jr.

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