The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner on November 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Petr Aven and Susan Carmel Lehrman will receive Woodrow Wilson Awards in recognition of their contributions to corporate and public service related to U.S.-Russia relations.

Petr Aven will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship for his many achievements in building understanding between Russians and Americans during his career as a Russian government official, his tenure at Russia’s largest private bank (Alfa Bank), and for his role as co-founder of the Alfa Fellowship Program, which brings early career Americans to work in Russia. Alumni of this program represent a rising generation of American experts on Russia working in the private sector, government, and non-profit community.

Susan Carmel Lehrman will be awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service in recognition of her philanthropy benefiting Russian Studies. She is a generous supporter of U.S.-Russian cultural engagement, and recently endowed the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History within the College of Arts and Sciences at American University.

The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner is an annual event that recognizes individuals demonstrating outstanding and enlightened corporate citizenship and public service in connection with the U.S.-Russian relationship, and is the premier Washington event dedicated to this purpose. The event is a benefit for the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, a national resource for understanding and engagement with Russia and Eurasia.

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