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Kapil Sibal to get US award

By A Staff Reporter

Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development has been conferred the Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding by the New York based Institute of International Education (IIE). In a letter to Mr Sibal, Allan E. Goodman, CEO of the IIE has written that this honour is for Mr Sibal’s “resolute support of global collaboration in education”. On a regular basis, the IIE recognizes outstanding accomplishment in government and education by the award of the Institute’s Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding, the highest honour of the institute. The award will be presented at their 2010 International Awards Gala, to be held this September in New York City.

Founded in 1919, IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. More than 26,000 individuals from 175 countries participate in IIE programs each year. These include the Fulbright Programme, which IIE has administered on behalf of the U.S. Department of State since 1947, as well as the Scholar Rescue Fund. Sixty-two institute grantees, Trustees, and Fulbright alumni have been awarded Nobel Prizes.

The Institute’s Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding is named after the Institute’s first president, a professor of diplomatic history, who founded the Institute in 1919 with two Nobel Laureates, Elihu Root and Nicholas Murray Butler.