05-13-2008 04:58 PM CET - Associations & Organizations

George H.W. Bush receives Henry A. Kissinger Prize at the American Academy in Berlin

Press release from: American Academy in Berlin

Berlin (May 8, 2008) - George H. W. Bush will be the recipient of the annual Henry A. Kissinger Prize, the American Academy in Berlin announced today. The award ceremony will take place on July 3, 2008.

Former President Bush and Dr. Kissinger will both attend. The award will be presented by the Chairman of the American Academy in Berlin, Richard C. Holbrooke. “I am profoundly moved that former President Bush will receive this award,” Dr. Kissinger said. “No one outside Germany did more to assist Germany in the critical period when the Wall fell and unification became a possibility. I look forward to being with President Bush in Berlin on this wonderful occasion”.

The Henry A. Kissinger Award is annually bestowed upon an internationally renowned American or European in honor of his or her outstanding service to the transatlantic relationship. The 2007 inaugural recipient was former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt. The award is conferred in the spirit of Henry Kissinger’s initiatives for a stronger transatlantic relationship during and after the Cold War.

The American Academy thanks Ambassador C. Boyden Gray for generously underwriting this evening.

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Malte Mau
Press Coordinator
American Academy in Berlin GmbH
Am Sandwerder 17-19
14109 Berlin

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F.+49 30 - 804 83-222
Email: press@americanacademy.de

The American Academy in Berlin was established in 1994 to encourage international understanding by building on the unique cultural, social, and political link between Berlin and the United States. Toward this end, the Academy offers residential fellowships at its Wannsee residence to American scholars, writers, and artists in pursuit of their studies while encouraging participation in the vibrant cultural life offered by Berlin. The Academy also brings leading American statesmen, practitioners, and journalists to Berlin for visits, to facilitate a robust exchange of views with Berlin, Germany, and the United States.

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