The 50th Annual George Washington Awards Dinner will be held on November 14, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria. The American Hungarian Foundation is honored to present the following persons with the George Washington Award at this event:
PETER D. LAX
Renowned Professor emeritus of New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, honored in Norway with the highly prestigious Abel Prize in 2005.
SUSAN M. PAPP
Writer, television producer and director, presently eaches at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and President of Rakoczi Foundation, and her husband,
WILLIAM (BELA) AYKLER
a major real estate developer and consultant in Toronto, who is a founder of Rakoczi Foundation and financial director of this Canadian Foundation which annually in Hungary organizes “Students Without Borders” which was awarded the first Charlemagne Youth Prize by the European Parliament
Architect, and designer, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, taught architecture and design, the International Rubik Foundation supports talented young engineers and industrial designers
of the Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics in Hungary and eminent professor of computer science at Rutgers-The State University of NJ since 1986, hoonored in Norway with the highly prestigious Abel Prize in 2012.
E. SYLVESTER VIZI
Honored Professor of Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, neuroscientist, clinical pharmacologist; was president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2002-2008.