International Student House of Washington, DC (ISH-DC) is an exciting environment where the world comes together, and those who supported our annual Global Leadership Awards Dinner this September have a unique understanding of how special this international community is to the future world leaders who call this place home while here in Washington.
Ambassadors and diplomats from over 30 countries, Members of Congress, special guests, and ISH-DC’s own resident scholars from 36 countries gathered to honor those who have made great contributions to intercultural and international understanding.
This year, we honored three distinguished Members of Congress. Senator Ed Markey received our Global Champion Award for his four decades of Congressional leadership in protecting the environment and advancing telecommunications in the US and worldwide. We presented our Global Leadership Award to co-recipients Congressman Ed Royce and Congressman Eliot Engel in recognition of their leadership of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Additionally, we conferred our Global Media award to Al-Monitor, a prominent electronic media site which features unique and balanced insight and analysis by prominent journalists and experts.
Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, 2016 Global Leadership Awards Diplomatic Chair
María Elena Vázquez, Ambassador Carlos Manuel Sada Solana of Mexico
We would like to thank our generous sponsors who support our House and our mission of providing a unique cross cultural experience to develop students and scholars into global citizens.
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Thank you to our Sponsors
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Demarest Lloyd Jr. Foundation
Embassy of the State of Qatar
Annette W. and Elias F. Aburdene, Rock Creek Corporation
American-Central European Business Association
Baker & McKenzie
Lisa Barry and James Gale
William H. and Jean Crocker
Timothy H. Gillis
International Paper Company
Philip C. Lauinger
Eric D.K. Melby and Pamela Tripp-Melby
Sherry Lee Mueller
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Calvin and Jane Cafritz
Walter and Didi Cutler
Aniko Gaal Schott and Nash Schott
Betty Ann and John S. Tanner
Thank you for those who attended, and for those who were unable to come, we hope to see you next year.