Otunnu awarded Harvard Law School Association Award15 June 2007 at 9:48 am | Posted in News, Olara Otunnu, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment
2005 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Olara Otunnu will be awarded the Harvard Law School Association Award in Washington DC today. He will receive the award from HLS Dean Elena Kagan.
“Olara Otunnu is one of our most inspiring alumni,” said Kagan. “His career in public service, his extensive leadership in the fields of international security and human rights, and his groundbreaking work at the UN set an example for all of us. He is a tireless advocate for children around the world, and I am honored to be able to present him with the HLSA Award.”
The HLSA Award honours HLS alumni, faculty members and friends who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the legal profession, to society, or to HLS. Among its recipients were Mrs Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and 2002 Sydney Peace Prize recipient.
Otunnu, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the former United Nations under-secretary general and special representative for children and armed conflict. He is the founder and president of the New York-based LBL Foundation for Children, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting education and healing for children, especially those who have been dislocated by war.