Kostunica to Receive EWI 'Statesman of the Year' Award, Other 'Unsung Heroes' to be Honored at 20th Anniversary Celebration

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from EastWest Institute

    NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The EastWest Institute (EWI) is pleased
 to announce that President Vojislav Kostunica of the Federal Republic of
 Yugoslavia, will be presented with our "Statesman of the Year Award" at a gala
 dinner in New York on May 8, 2001. The award is presented annually to
 recognize individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership and
 statesmanship in the quest to build a democratic and peaceful Europe. This
 year, we honor President Kostunica, who through fair, open elections unseated
 one of Europe's last dictators in a peaceful transition to power. He is also
 being honored for his efforts at transforming a war-ravaged and economically
 depressed country into a budding democracy and for making renewed efforts to
 be part of the larger European community.
     Additionally, EWI will honor three former Central Bank heads from Central
 Europe with the "Leadership in Economic Transition Awards." These honorees
 include three individuals who fought strongly for economic reform during the
 first crucial years of transition in the 1990's as long-time heads of their
 respective Central Banks: Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz of Poland, Gyorgy Suranyi of
 Hungary, and Josef Tosovsky of the Czech Republic. World Bank President Jim
 Wolfensohn will give a keynote address that evening and will be joined by
 European Central Bank President, Wim Duisenberg, along with ABC News anchor
 and media personality Peter Jennings.
     In keeping with our theme of the "Unsung Heroes," EWI will also honor the
 Foundation for the Development of the Carpathian Euroregion, a small yet
 highly effective foundation that has promoted peaceful relations and useful
 cross-border projects among the several nations that comprise the Carpathian
 Euroregion, with the "Peace Building Award." Executive Director of the
 Foundation Sandor Koles will be honored along with representatives from the
 two main funding organizations, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the
 Sasakawa Peace Foundation, for their vision and support.
     The East West Institute is an independent European-American non-profit
 organization working to defuse tensions and conflicts that threaten
 geopolitical stability, while promoting democracy, free enterprise and
 prosperity in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and other states of Eurasia.
 
 

SOURCE EastWest Institute
    NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The EastWest Institute (EWI) is pleased
 to announce that President Vojislav Kostunica of the Federal Republic of
 Yugoslavia, will be presented with our "Statesman of the Year Award" at a gala
 dinner in New York on May 8, 2001. The award is presented annually to
 recognize individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership and
 statesmanship in the quest to build a democratic and peaceful Europe. This
 year, we honor President Kostunica, who through fair, open elections unseated
 one of Europe's last dictators in a peaceful transition to power. He is also
 being honored for his efforts at transforming a war-ravaged and economically
 depressed country into a budding democracy and for making renewed efforts to
 be part of the larger European community.
     Additionally, EWI will honor three former Central Bank heads from Central
 Europe with the "Leadership in Economic Transition Awards." These honorees
 include three individuals who fought strongly for economic reform during the
 first crucial years of transition in the 1990's as long-time heads of their
 respective Central Banks: Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz of Poland, Gyorgy Suranyi of
 Hungary, and Josef Tosovsky of the Czech Republic. World Bank President Jim
 Wolfensohn will give a keynote address that evening and will be joined by
 European Central Bank President, Wim Duisenberg, along with ABC News anchor
 and media personality Peter Jennings.
     In keeping with our theme of the "Unsung Heroes," EWI will also honor the
 Foundation for the Development of the Carpathian Euroregion, a small yet
 highly effective foundation that has promoted peaceful relations and useful
 cross-border projects among the several nations that comprise the Carpathian
 Euroregion, with the "Peace Building Award." Executive Director of the
 Foundation Sandor Koles will be honored along with representatives from the
 two main funding organizations, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the
 Sasakawa Peace Foundation, for their vision and support.
     The East West Institute is an independent European-American non-profit
 organization working to defuse tensions and conflicts that threaten
 geopolitical stability, while promoting democracy, free enterprise and
 prosperity in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and other states of Eurasia.
 
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