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2015 Awards Dinner Celebrating 35 Years

Welcome A Letter from the Chairman


hank you for joining us at the EastWest Institute’s Annual Awards Dinner and celebrating our 35th anniversary. I am delighted to welcome the institute’s new CEO and President, Ambassador Cameron Munter. The world today presents a complex array of challenges. From China to Russia, the future of Iran after the nuclear deal and the rise of ISIS, to Afghanistan after the NATO drawdown, seemingly insurmountable issues abound. As a former diplomat who worked at the highest levels in Pakistan, Iraq, Serbia and other critical countries, Cameron is the right person to lead EWI forward into our next chapter. Cameron will initiate fresh approaches to conflict reduction and prevention in the 21st century, where problems are no longer solved by representatives of states alone. Under his leadership, the institute will anticipate issues and address them in unique and innovative ways, drawing on its reputation for independence, building trust, recasting issues and taking action. In recognition of what EWI stands for, we are also honored to present the John Edwin Mroz Global Statesman Award—recognizing an individual who exemplifies trust-building and is a catalyst for change— to Martti Ahtisaari, Former President of Finland, 2008 Nobel Laureate, and an EWI Board Member. President Ahtisaari has dedicated his life to conflict reduction and international mediation in crisis areas, whether as a senior Finnish public servant and President or in an international capacity, often connected to the United Nations. The EastWest Institute is looking forward to making a difference together in the world over the next 35 years. Thanks for all that you do to help pursue our mission. I know that we can count on your continued support.

Ross Perot, Jr. Chairman, EastWest Institute

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Our Story

Building Trust, Delivering Solutions for 35 Years When seemingly intractable conflicts threaten global security and stability, EWI steps in and takes action.


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Resolutely independent, we anticipate challenges, forge new connections and build trust among global leaders and influencers from government, the military, business and civil society.

We support them with neutral forums and our original analysis, helping create innovative yet practical ideas that can have an impact.

We work to make those ideas a reality, using our worldwide network of decision-makers who can make change happen.

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Honoring Leade EWI Annual Awards 2014 JOHN EDWIN MROZ GLOBAL STATESMAN AWARD William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State 2013 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) William Cohen, Former Secretary of Defense 2012 H.H. SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK AWARD FOR VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Shinkai Karokhail, Member of the National Assembly of Afghanistan INTERNATIONAL PEACEBUILDING AWARD Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on behalf of the Japanese people. 2011 GEORGE F. RUSSELL, JR. ECONOMIC SECURITY AWARD The Russell 20-20 CYBERSECURITY AWARD IEEE ECONOMIC SECURITY AWARD The Water Initiative 6

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2010 PEACE BUILDING AWARD Fethullah G端len VALUES BASED LEADERSHIP AWARD H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak PEACE AND PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY AWARD Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan 2008 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR George Shultz, Fmr. Secretary of State Sam Nunn, U.S. Senator Henry Kissinger, Fmr. Secretary of State Bill Perry, Former Secretary of Defense PEACE BUILDING AWARD Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD Joseph E. Robert, Chairman, Business Executives for National Security 2007 OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress; Founder of the Open World Program

Evgeny Pavlovich Velikhov, Secretary of the Public Chamber, Russian Federation; President of the Russian Research Center, Kurchatov Institute 2006 PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION PRIZE Kathryn W. Davis 2005 STATESMAN OF THE DECADE Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, British Prime Minister CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD Sanford I. Weill, Chairman, Citigroup Inc. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Valery Gergiev, Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Principal Conductor Designate, London Symphony Orchestra 2004 STATESMAN OF THE YEAR Anna Lindh, Foreign Minister of Sweden PEACE BUILDING AWARD Sergio Vieira de Mello, United Nations Special Representative in Iraq; U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD Alexei Kudrin, Finance Minister of Russia Professor Hans Rausing Tetra Pak

ership 2003 STATESMAN OF THE YEAR Dr. Javier Solana, High Representative for the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Leo Schenker, Senior Executive Vice President, Central National-Gottesman John J. Roberts, Senior Advisor, AIG PEACE BUILDING AWARD Doraja Eberle, Founder, Bauern helfen Bauern 2002 STATESMAN OF THE YEAR Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD John C. Whitehead, Chairman, AEA Investors, Inc. David Rockefeller 2001 STATESMAN OF THE YEAR Vojislav Kostunica, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia LEADERSHIP IN ECONOMIC TRANSITION AWARDS Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Fmr. President of the National Bank of Poland György Surányi, Fmr. President of the National Bank of Hungary Josef Tošovský, Fmr. Governor of the National Bank; Fmr. Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

PEACE BUILDING AWARDS Carpathian Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Sasakawa Peace Foundation 2000 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR Ismail Cem, Foreign Minister of Turkey George Papandreou, Foreign Minister of Greece PEACE BUILDING AWARDS AKUT Search and Rescue EMAK Search and Rescue Fairfax County, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD Bechtel-Enka Joint Venture 1999 STATESMAN OF THE DECADE Helmut Kohl, Former Chancellor of Germany RECOGNITION OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE 1998 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD Vagit Alekperov, President and CEO of LUKOIL

1997 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic Roman Herzog, President of Germany LEADERSHIP IN ECONOMIC TRANSITION AWARDS Jacques de Larosière, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1996 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR Lennart Meri, President of Estonia Guntis Ulmanis, President of Latvia Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD Donald M. Kendall, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo., Inc. 1995 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR President George H.W. Bush Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine 1994 STATESMEN OF THE YEAR Árpád Göncz, President of Hungary Michal Kovác, President of Slovakia OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD Anatoly Chubais, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator 1992 OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD Eduard Shevardnadze, Foreign Minister of Georgia Javier Pérez de Cuellar, Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Prime Minister of Poland

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John Edwin Mroz Global Statesman Aw The EastWest Institute has established the John Edwin Mroz Global Statesman Award in memory of our late founder, president and chief executive officer. As an enlightened young man, John imagined himself becoming an instrument of global change. He made his dream a reality, dedicating his life to reducing conflict and making the world a safer and better place. He succeeded by building trust where none existed. With his vision, enormous energy and creativity, he brought diverse global leaders together who would not otherwise have met. Listening without bias or judgment, he enabled them to converse and make progress toward solving the world’s most intractable problems. This award recognizes people who share John’s vision of a peaceful world, who work passionately to achieve it and who embody his values as a trust-builder.


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Martti Ahtisaar 2015 John Edwin Mroz Global Statesman Award


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fter a distinguished career with the United Nations and the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Martti Ahtisaari was elected as President of the Republic of Finland in 1994. He held the position until the end of February 2000. In December 2008, President Ahtisaari was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Upon leaving the office of President of the Republic of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari has engaged in several international tasks to continue his career in international peace mediation and conflict resolution. After leaving the office of the President in 2000, Martti Ahtisaari founded Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), a non-governmental organization, to continue his legacy in helping the international community to enhance its capacity in preventive diplomacy, peace-making and postconflict statebuilding. Today, President Ahtisaari acts as the Chairman of the Board of CMI. President Ahtisaari’s post-presidential activities include facilitating the peace process between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement, chairing an independent panel on the security and safety of UN personnel in Iraq, and appointments as the UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and as Personal Envoy of the OSCE Chair-in-Office for Central Asia. Between November 2005 and February 2008, President Ahtisaari acted as the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the future status process for Kosovo. President Ahtisaari is active in numerous non-governmental and non-profit organizations. His current main engagements are serving as Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and Chairman of the Independent Commission on Turkey. He is a member of The Elders group and a member of the Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Martti Ahtisaari is married to Eeva Ahtisaari and they have a son.

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John Edwin Mroz Global Statesman Award

Ambassador Kai Sauer Ambassador Kai Sauer is the Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, New York. Ambassador Sauer joined the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, serving in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he was the Ambassador of Finland to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Unit for UN Affairs for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the Office of the Special Envoy of the SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations for the future status for Kosovo. Ambassador Sauer holds a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Tampere in Finland and is a Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland.


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Agenda 2015 Awards Dinner

Reception 7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner 8:00 p.m. Introduction of Cameron Munter Ross Perot, Jr. Welcoming Remarks Cameron Munter Introduction of President Martti Ahtisaari Ambassador Kai Sauer Presentation of the John Edwin Mroz Global Statesman Award to President Martti Ahtisaari Cameron Munter, Ross Perot, Jr., Sarah Perot and Ambassador Kai Sauer Award Acceptance and Remarks President Martti Ahtisaari Dinner Remarks Cameron Munter Dessert and Beverages

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Building on Our Past Thinking of Our Futu For 35 years, EWI has been facilitating dialogues and developing fresh thinking to resolve some of the globe’s toughest conflicts. Today, as the world faces new challenges, EWI works to:

Facilitate productive dialogue between the U.S. and China.

Improve relations between Russia and the West.

Contribute to the stability and development of Afghanistan and its neighbors. 14

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t, ure Counter violent extremism in the Middle East.

Break new ground in international cyberspace cooperation. Address urgent food, water and energy security problems.

Introducing Cameron Munter Cameron Munter is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute. Munter was a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, where he guided U.S.-Pakistani relations through a strained period, including the operation against Osama bin Laden, while leading a 2,500-employee embassy. Previously, he served as Ambassador to Serbia, where he negotiated Serbian domestic consensus for European integration and managed the Kosovo independence crisis. Munter also served at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other assignments at the State Department in Washington and overseas. Before joining the Foreign Service, Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also taught at Columbia University School of Law and has two honorary doctoral degrees. For the past two years, Munter has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, California, as well as a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 2015 Awards Dinner


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2015 Awards Dinner DINNER MENU Appetizer Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad with Burrata Cheese and HazelnutOrange Salsa Main Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Baby Fall Vegetables and Barolo Wine Herb Butter Dessert Station Assorted Mini Cakes, Cookies, Tarts, Truffles and Fruit Skewers


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2015 Awards Dinner Celebrating 35 Years Hosted by Ross and Sarah Perot, Jr. _ October 14, 2015 The Four Seasons Restaurant New York City _ t: EWInstitute f: EastWestInstitute

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