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IIE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East

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    IIE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East. 2019 represents the 15th anniversary of the Prize and we are honored to continue our recognition and support.  The Prize recognizes outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals: one Israeli Jew, and one Arab Muslim whether or not a citizen of Israel, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and meeting the goals of the Prize share a US$10,000 prize.

    Goals of the Prize:

    • Advance the cause of peace in the Middle East
    • Reward those who are courageous and committed to work to overcome the religious, cultural, ethnic and political issues which divide the region
    • Break down barriers of hate towards “the other”
    • Recognize innovation
    • Inspire others working at the grassroots level, and demonstrate that their efforts are worthy of wider recognition.

    To recognize the full range of excellent work being done in this very difficult and important area, IIE is encouraging applications from any two individuals whose activities meet the criteria and goals outlined above.  Eligibility in the past was limited to teams in which one member had some prior connection with IIE’s programs or sponsors.  Such prior connection will still get preference in close judgements, but will not automatically determine the winner.Examples of relevant “prior connection” include State Department programs such as Fulbright Programs, Humphrey Fellowships, International Visitor Leadership Programs, as well as USAID, U.S. Institute for Peace, Ford Foundation and other foundations, government agencies and corporate-sponsored programs associated with IIE. 

    Nominations may be submitted by the individuals themselves or by a third party. Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.  The nomination deadline is February 1, 2019, and the winners will be announced in the spring. For further information and to apply, please visit http://www.iie.org/goldbergprize.

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