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Stimson’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Gallery

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Last Thursday, October 23rd 2014, the Stimson Center held its 25th Anniversary Gala, honoring Ashton B. Carter, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense; Timothy E. Wirth, Vice Chair of the U.N. Foundation; and Sadako Ogata, former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. The night included introductions from Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Embassy of Japan to the United States and Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Stimson. Also giving tributes to the honorees were Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson; and William J. Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Below are photos from the event taken by Ramon Talusan, the Embassy of Japan.

Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Rebecca Meden (Mrs. Bloomfield); and Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Stimson discuss prior to the awards ceremony.

Stimson trustee Peter Lavoy; Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson; and Sadako Ogata, former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees during the reception before the awards ceremony.

Madeleine Albright and Sadako Ogata with Stimson trustee Andrea Koppel. 

Former Stimson trustees William C. Harrop, Philip A. Odeen, and Norman P. Neureiter.

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Embassy of Japan to the United States opens the awards ceremony.

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. awards Ashton B. Carter, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense with the honorary Henry L. Stimson Pocket Watch for his nonpartisan work.

Ellen Laipson honoring Timothy E. Wirth, Vice Chair of the U.N. Foundation, for his inclusive work.

Sadako Ogata accepts her award for her visionary work.

Sadako Ogata with Ambassador Sasae, fellow awardee Ash Carter, and Stephanie Carter.

Permanent Representative to the UN Motohide Yoshikawa and Sadako Ogata.

Nobuko Sasae; Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Embassy of Japan to the United States; Barry Blechman, Co-Founder, Stimson; Ashton B. Carter, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense; Sadako Ogata, former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees; Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson; Michael Krepon, Co-Founder, Stimson; Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Stimson

 

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