UWC Students Will Propose New Humanitarian Projects

Applications for the 2018 Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC Schools and Colleges are now being accepted. The project, a partnership between the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and UWC (United World Colleges)), encourages UWC students to design projects aimed at creating positive change in communities surrounding UWC schools and colleges. It is open to all 17 UWC schools and colleges worldwide. The winning group will be awarded a US $4000 grant toward their project’s implementation. 
 
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Aurora Continues to Support Matenadaran

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has made a grant of US $20,000 to the Matenadaran, the national repository of ancient manuscripts. The Matenadaran will use the funds to organize professional development opportunities for young scholars and guides. 
 
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Experts Gathered at the Aurora Dialogues Berlin

Participants agreed that major obstacles to effective solutions are public misunderstanding of the issue, a lack of European alignment and the need for increased public and private collaboration
 
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Call for Research Proposals: FLACSO Argentina - Aurora

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to support FLACSO Argentina in its call for research proposals on the topic: Social Movements and the Praxis of Gratitude. Grants will be offered to three researchers whose proposal for social and humanistic research are selected for support.
 
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Ambassador Samantha Power Joins the Aurora Prize Selection Committee

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announces Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power as the newest member of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Selection Committee. As a part of the Selection Committee, Ambassador Power will join the other esteemed humanitarians, human rights activists and former heads of state to determine future recipients for the annual $1.1 million Aurora Prize.
 
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Bernard Kouchner Joins the Aurora Prize Selection Committee

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to announce that Bernard Kouchner, the co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), is joining the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Selection Committee. The committee, which selects the annual Aurora Prize finalists and laureate, is comprised of humanitarians, human right activists and former heads of state, and is chaired by Academy-award winning actor and philanthropist George Clooney.
 
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Selection Committee Will Gather to Review 2018 Aurora Prize Nominations

The Selection Committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will gather in Berlin, Germany on December 4, 2017 to review the nominations for the 2018 Aurora Prize. The Selection Committee is comprised of humanitarians, human right activists and former heads of state and is chaired by Academy-award winning actor and philanthropist George Clooney.
 
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Aurora Dialogues To Be Held in Berlin

Aurora Dialogues Berlin - “Millions on The Move: Need for Development and Integration” is intended to explore how the European Union, and Germany, can contribute to humanitarian solutions by supporting development and integration. It will be held on December 4-5, 2017 at the Robert Bosch Stiftung Representative Office in Berlin, Germany. The conference is a joint effort of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, the Stiftung Mercator, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Global Perspectives Initiative.
 
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750 Nominations for the 2018 Aurora Prize

In its third year, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity has received 750 submissions for 509 unique candidates. 
 
During the nomination period which opened the day after the 2017 prize was announced, and closed September 8, entries were submitted in 12 languages from 115 countries including USA, Russia, Egypt, Armenia, India, Germany, UK, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Kenya. This represents a 100% increase from last year when 254 candidates were presented in 13 languages from 66 countries. 
 
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George Clooney Donates $1 Million

The Clooney Foundation provides the lead gift in the “Making War Criminals Pay” fundraising campaign launched today for The Sentry – an expert team of policy analysts and financial forensic investigators.  The campaign seeks to triple The Sentry’s capacity to “follow the money” and track down war profiteering networks in Africa.
 
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The Inaugural Diaspora Dialogues Will Be Held in Armenia

Armenia will host the inaugural Diaspora Dialogues, a gathering of diaspora leaders, between October 8-10, 2017 in Dilijan and Yerevan. The inaugural Dialogues are organized by leadership development organization, Common Purpose, in cooperation with UWC Dilijan and with the support of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. 
 
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2018 Aurora Prize Weekend

Armenia to Host Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s Annual Weekend of Humanitarian-Related Events June 8-10, 2018.
 
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Lord Darzi Joins Aurora Prize Selection Committee

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to confirm the appointment of Lord Ara Darzi to the Aurora Prize Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is comprised of a select group of humanitarians, human right activists and former heads of state, and is chaired by Academy-award winning actor and director, and a humanitarian in his own right, George Clooney.
 
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Lamya Haji Bashar Scholarship

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced a new annual scholarship for Yazidi students, established in partnership with renowned Yazidi human rights activist Lamya Haji Bashar. It is the latest addition to the Gratitude Scholarship Program, a $7 million initiative established in gratitude to the people from countries who offered shelter and food to those displaced by the Armenian Genocide more than a century ago.
 
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Dr. Tom Catena – 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative honors esteemed Catholic Missionary physician in war-torn Sudan 
for rekindling faith in humanity.
 
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