American Dream Awards

The Merage Foundation for the American Dream held its fourth annual National Leadership Awards dinner. Mr. Eizenstat presented… read more

The Merage Foundation for the American Dream held its fourth annual National Leadership Awards dinner. Mr. Eizenstat presented awards to immigrants to the United States who have made major contributions to the country. Former Ambassador Francis Deng received a public policy award, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jack Rosenthal received an award for journalism, Shirley Tilghman received an education award, and Jerry Yang received an award for entrepreneurship. The twelve university students who received American Dream fellowships were introduced. 

President Tilghman was unable to attend and a video of her acceptance remarks was shown.

The event was held at the National Press Club. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Deng, Francis M. Director Center for Strategic and International Studies->Center for Displacement Studies
  • Eizenstat, Stuart Member Merage Foundation for the American Dream->National Advisory Board
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American Dream Awards

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Program ID:
198478-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 4, 2007

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  • Jun 30, 2007 | 8:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 30, 2007 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 04, 2007 | 1:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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