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Published April 06, 2010

The El-Hibri Peace Education Prize is awarded yearly to an individual 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 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, the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace at American University; Scott Kennedy, an influential Peace Educator for 40 years; and Dr. Mary Elizabeth King a professor of peace and conflict studies at the United Nations-affiliated University for Peace.

Nominations for the 2010 prize will be accepted until June 6, 2010, with the winner announced on July 11, 2010.  The award will be presented on September 21, 2010, which is the International Day of Peace. Nominees can be individuals or organizations based in the United States 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 .

Nominations, questions, and financial contributions may be sent to: nonviolence@igc.org

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