Institute of International Education Honors Maestro MaazelSep 24, 2009
On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, the Institute of International Education (IIE) honored Maestro Maazel with the Fritz Redlich Alumni Award at their 90th Anniversary gala in recognition of Maestro Maazel's distinguished career as a Fulbright alumnus and as an important artist, composer and educator.
IIE's 90th Anniversary Gala took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Distinguished guests included Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar, HRH Prince Talal of Jordan and his wife HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan, who served as honorary co-chair of the gala. Maestro Maazel was presented with his award by Mr. Karlheinz Muhr, who is an active member of the New York Philharmonic Board of Directors. Awards were presented to presented ExxonMobil for their exemplery support of education worldwide, and three women leaders who worked together to found the Iran Opportunities Fund at IIE.
Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education is one of the world’s most experienced higher education and exchange organizations. The heart of IIE’s mission is to foster mutual understanding, develop global leaders, and foster academic freedom through international education and exchange. Currently, the Institute implements more than 200 programs each year, including the Fulbright Program, which IIE has the honor to administer on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
The Fritz Redlich Alumni Award specifically recognizes alumni of IIE and IIE-administered programs who contribute innovative ideas, valuable knowledge and dedication to the case of mutual understanidng and international cooperation.
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