The inaugural recipient of the $100,000 Allard Prize for International Integrity will be announced Wednesday at a special evening ceremony, with a keynote address from humanitarian Stephen Lewis.
The Allard Prize is one of the world’s largest awards recognizing efforts to combat corruption and to promote human rights.
Media are invited to cover the event.
Event: Allard Prize for International Integrity awarding
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lew Forum, UBC Law at Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall (parking)
The finalists, who will all be in attendance, are Global Witness (Corinna Gilfillan), an international organization that has initiated campaigns against natural resource-related conflict, Anna Hazare, a social activist in India, and Dr. Sima Samar, a women’s rights advocate in Afghanistan.
Established in October 2012 and funded by UBC Law alumnus, Mr. Peter A. Allard, QC, the Allard Prize for International Integrity is awarded to an individual, movement or organization that has shown exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law.
The Allard Prize is administered by the UBC Faculty of Law, with input from the Allard Prize Advisory Board. Learn more about the Allard Prize, prize committee and the advisory board on the following website: www.allardprize.org.
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