WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will deliver the 2011 International Affairs Keynote Address at the World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C.'s annual Global Education Gala at The Ritz-Carlton – Washington, D.C. on March 9. Other honorees include His Excellency Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, receiving the Distinguished Diplomatic Service Award, who will provide an overview of Canadian – U.S. Bilateral Priorities; Dr. Cornelius Kerwin, President, The American University, who will receive the Educator of the Year Award and outline AU's commitment to Global Education & International Affairs; Intel's acceptance of the Global Education Award by Wendy Hawkins, Executive Director, Intel Foundation, who will comment on The U.S., Canada & the World; & Marvin Kalb, Former CBS News & NBC chief diplomatic correspondent & Host of the Kalb Report, who will emcee the event and receive the 2011 Global Communications Award & give remarks on The Future of Journalism.
The World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C., 'A Leading Forum for Global Education & International Affairs' and an institution 'Where Learning Happens' will host its annual Global Education Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 1150 22nd Street, NW, in Washington, D.C. The dinner highlights the Council's regional, national, and global outreach programs that involve students, teachers, community leaders, American citizens, and international community representatives in programs that expand their understanding of global education and international affairs issues that impact the United States and its relationships with the world. The dinner will involve 500 guests; including 50 ambassadors from the Washington diplomatic corps, former WAC -DC honorees, White House, Cabinet, Congressional, business, civic, labor, trade & professional association & press and media representatives.
The WAC–DC board of directors is composed of distinguished corporate, former governmental, diplomatic and NGO representatives, educators, and civic leaders committed to implementing the council's global education and international affairs priorities.
SOURCE World Affairs Council