The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will present awards to two exemplary citizens of Mexico for their strong commitment to the improvement of their community. Javier Bours, founder of Industrias Bachoco, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, and Alejandro Martí, founder of SOS México, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The awards will be presented in a dinner ceremony to be held on November 15 in Mexico City.
Previous recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Award in Mexico include Miguel Mancera Aguayo, Alfredo Achar Tussie, Eugenio Garza Lagüera, Alberto Baillères González, Lorenzo Zambrano Treviño, and Lorenzo Servitje Sendra.
The Woodrow Wilson Award is given to those individuals whose actions and accomplishments, either in their careers or through service, reflect President Woodrow Wilson’s belief that “there is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.” Such individuals have been recognized worldwide by The Wilson Center since 1998.
“Both of our honorees in Mexico reflect the values of President Wilson,” said Jane Harman, director, president, and CEO of the Wilson Center. “Alejandro Martí has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to strengthening rule of law in Mexico by giving citizens a voice in public security issues, while Javier Bours has been an innovator in business and a pillar of corporate social responsibility, especially in his home state of Sonora.”
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
For more information, please see www.wilsoncenter.org/awards/mexico2011.