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    Robert Ford (2012)

    Robert S. Ford began serving a recess appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria in January  2011; his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2011. He is the first  American ambassador posted to Damascus since 2005, when the U.S. withdrew its diplomatic presence amid tensions over the Iraq war, human rights complaints, and the ...

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    Wael Ghonim and the People of Egypt (2011)

    Wael Ghonim received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in the name of the People of Egypt. In June 2010, in response to the ruthless killing of Alexandria businessman Khaled Said by Egyptian police, Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Google executive living and working in Dubai, anonymously launched a Facebook page, “We are all Khaled Said...

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    North Carolina School Board Member and Egyptian Activist Honored for Political Courage (March 22, 2011)
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    Boston MA – Elizabeth Redenbaugh, a New Hanover County, North Carolina School Board member who stood up against what she perceived as racial segregation in school redistricting plans, and Wael Ghonim and the people of Egypt, whose courageous demand for democratic reform inspired similar movements across the Middle East, have been named this year...

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    North Carolina School Board Member and Egyptian Activist Honored with John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award (May 23, 2011)
    0/23/2011

    Boston MA – Elizabeth Redenbaugh, a New Hanover County, North Carolina School Board member who stood up against what she perceived as racial segregation in school redistricting plans, and Wael Ghonim and the people of Egypt, whose courageous demand for democratic reform inspired similar movements across the Middle East, were presented the presti...

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