Athens, Ga. – Nominations are open for the Delta Prize for Global Understanding. The Delta Prize, endowed in 1998 by the Delta Air Lines Foundation and administered by the University of Georgia, is awarded 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 President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mrs. Sadako Ogata, President Václav Havel, Ambassador Gertrude Mongella, Mr. Ted Turner, President Nelson Mandela, and President Martti Ahtisaari.
More information on the Delta Prize and the nomination process is available at www.uga.edu/news/deltaprize. The deadline for nominations for the 2010 award is September 1, 2008.