Loose Nukes and All that Jazz: The Eisenhower Institute's 2001 Awards Dinner

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Eisenhower Institute

    WASHINGTON, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As rumors swirl that the Bush
 Administration plans to cut funding for the Department of Defense and
 Department of Energy programs aimed at reducing and securing the Russian
 nuclear arsenal, and curtailing potential "brain drain" from its nuclear
 weapons facilities, former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Senator Richard Lugar
 (R-IN), architects of those programs, will receive the Eisenhower Leadership
 Prize at a Washington dinner on April 26.  Presented by the Eisenhower
 Institute, the Prize is conveyed each year in Dwight D. Eisenhower's memory
 for exceptional leadership.  In this case, the award is being given to Nunn
 and Lugar for the bipartisan leadership they exhibited in crafting,
 implementing, and sustaining the 1991 legislation that first established the
 Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, commonly known as the Nunn-Lugar
 Program.
     The April 26 dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, however, will not be
 about nukes alone.  After dinner, the Institute will jazz things up when the
 legendary saxophonist, the late Grover Washington, Jr., is remembered with the
 Eisenhower Public Service Award for the citizen's role that he and other jazz
 greats played in opening up the Soviet Union, which collapsed ten years ago
 this December.  A short film will be shown about Washington, then Washington's
 band will reunite to perform some of his best-loved songs.
     This year's Honorary Dinner Committee is Chaired by Sen. Pete Domenici
 (R-NM), and includes four Democratic and four Republican Senators: Sen. Joseph
 R. Biden (D-DE), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), Sen. Ted
 Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Sen. Pat
 Roberts (R-KS), and Sen. John Warner (R-VA).  The evening's Master of
 Ceremonies will be CNN Prime Anchor and Senior Correspondent, Judy Woodruff.
     The Institute gives special thanks to Lawrence K. Dodge of the American
 Sterling Corporation (http://www.americansterling.com ) and the American Urban
 Design Foundation -- sponsors of the Millennium Gate Project in Washington, DC
 (http://www.themillenniumgate.org ) -- for generously supporting this year's
 dinner, as well as the Institute's program activities.
     Single tickets and entire tables are still available for the dinner, with
 special discounts applying for educational institutions and non-profit
 organizations that buy tables.  For more information, please contact Katie
 Burnham at the Eisenhower Institute by calling 202-223-6710 or by e-mailing
 kburnham@eisenhowerinstitute.org.
 
     The Eisenhower Institute
     1620 Eye Street, NW, Suite 703
     Washington, DC  20006-4005
 
     Tel. 202.223.6710
     Fax 202.452.1837
 
     www.eisenhowerinstitute.org
     mail@eisenhowerinstitute.org
 
 

SOURCE The Eisenhower Institute
    WASHINGTON, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As rumors swirl that the Bush
 Administration plans to cut funding for the Department of Defense and
 Department of Energy programs aimed at reducing and securing the Russian
 nuclear arsenal, and curtailing potential "brain drain" from its nuclear
 weapons facilities, former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Senator Richard Lugar
 (R-IN), architects of those programs, will receive the Eisenhower Leadership
 Prize at a Washington dinner on April 26.  Presented by the Eisenhower
 Institute, the Prize is conveyed each year in Dwight D. Eisenhower's memory
 for exceptional leadership.  In this case, the award is being given to Nunn
 and Lugar for the bipartisan leadership they exhibited in crafting,
 implementing, and sustaining the 1991 legislation that first established the
 Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, commonly known as the Nunn-Lugar
 Program.
     The April 26 dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, however, will not be
 about nukes alone.  After dinner, the Institute will jazz things up when the
 legendary saxophonist, the late Grover Washington, Jr., is remembered with the
 Eisenhower Public Service Award for the citizen's role that he and other jazz
 greats played in opening up the Soviet Union, which collapsed ten years ago
 this December.  A short film will be shown about Washington, then Washington's
 band will reunite to perform some of his best-loved songs.
     This year's Honorary Dinner Committee is Chaired by Sen. Pete Domenici
 (R-NM), and includes four Democratic and four Republican Senators: Sen. Joseph
 R. Biden (D-DE), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), Sen. Ted
 Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Sen. Pat
 Roberts (R-KS), and Sen. John Warner (R-VA).  The evening's Master of
 Ceremonies will be CNN Prime Anchor and Senior Correspondent, Judy Woodruff.
     The Institute gives special thanks to Lawrence K. Dodge of the American
 Sterling Corporation (http://www.americansterling.com ) and the American Urban
 Design Foundation -- sponsors of the Millennium Gate Project in Washington, DC
 (http://www.themillenniumgate.org ) -- for generously supporting this year's
 dinner, as well as the Institute's program activities.
     Single tickets and entire tables are still available for the dinner, with
 special discounts applying for educational institutions and non-profit
 organizations that buy tables.  For more information, please contact Katie
 Burnham at the Eisenhower Institute by calling 202-223-6710 or by e-mailing
 kburnham@eisenhowerinstitute.org.
 
     The Eisenhower Institute
     1620 Eye Street, NW, Suite 703
     Washington, DC  20006-4005
 
     Tel. 202.223.6710
     Fax 202.452.1837
 
     www.eisenhowerinstitute.org
     mail@eisenhowerinstitute.org
 
 SOURCE  The Eisenhower Institute