Athens, Ga. – Nominations are now open for the Delta Prize for Global Understanding. The Delta Prize which is endowed by the Delta Air Lines Foundation and administered by the University of Georgia is awarded on an annual basis to individuals, who by their own initiative have provided opportunities for greater understanding among cultures and nations.
The prize recognizes contributions to peace and cooperation, such as grassroots projects that diminish hostilities in a particular region of the world, international programs that improve relations among different peoples, and leadership in the solution of global or regional conflict.
Since its creation in 1999, the Prize has been awarded to former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mrs. Sadako Ogata, former President Václav Havel, Ambassador Gertrude Mongella, Mr. Ted Turner and former President Nelson Mandela.
More information on the Delta Prize and the nomination process is available at www.uga.edu/news/deltaprize. The deadline for nominations for the 2009 award is September 1, 2007.