Friends of Switzerland's 2012 Stratton Prize
May 18, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Where||The Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue|
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Friends of Switzerland's 2012 Stratton Prize for Swiss/American Intercultural Achievement
Boston based Friends of Switzerland (FOSI) will be holding its 46th annual Stratton Dinner on May 18th, at the Harvard Club of Boston. The gathering will honor this year's recipient of the Julius Adams Stratton Prize for Intercultural Achievement, Dr. Iris Bohnet. Dr. Bohnet is Academic Dean of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Public Policy, and Director of Harvard's Women and Public Policy Program.
The dinner and awards ceremonies will be preceded by a chamber concert arranged by Boston's renowned violinist, music educator, and conductor Daniel Stepner, and featuring violinist Julia Glenn and Pianist Dina Vainshtein playing a Brahms Sonata.
The Julius Adams Stratton Prize and Fellowship
The Julius Adams Stratton Prize has been awarded since 1966, with the initial honor going to Julius Adams Stratton, then President of M.I.T., for "His exemplary and lasting definition of humanistic conduct in the perplexing world of science." Since then, the prize has been presented to such preeminent individuals as composer Randall Thompson, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, scientist and artist Freddy Homburger, Ambassadors Faith Whittlesey and Alfred Defago, medical device industry leader and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss, global biopharmaceutical services executive Josef H. von Rickenbach, , and many more who have contributed to Swiss-American cultural relations.
Each year's prize winner is invited to nominate a candidate who will receive a Stratton Fellowship. These grants, underwritten by FOSI, contribute to the educational and cross-cultural endeavors of young Swiss or Americans...students, political scientists, writers, researchers, musicians, and others.
The Friends of Switzerland
FOSI, as it is familiarly known, fosters friendship, interest, and understanding between the people of the United States and Switzerland. Members include Americans who formerly studied, lived, or traveled in Switzerland, Swiss nationals living in the U.S., and people who are otherwise interested in Switzerland's unique multicultural democracy, its arts, culture, or business, and its magnificent geography. FOSI hosts a monthly 'Stammtisch' luncheon, with each featuring an interesting topic and speaker. You can find additional information on FOSI and its activities at the web site.
The Stratton Awards Dinner is a black tie optional event, and all are welcome. Please inquire or RSVP by May 14th, by calling 617-720-0900. We would be delighted to have you join us.
46th Annual Stratton Awards Dinner
May 18, 2012
Reception at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
At the Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (parking in rear)
Tickets $85.00 per person
RSVP by May 14th (617-720-0900)