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2012 Korbel Dinner to Honor Walter Isaacson, Lee McIntire, Trygve Myhren

August 13, 2012—The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School for International Studies (Josef Korbel School) will honor the Aspen Institute's Walter Isaacson during the 15th annual Korbel Dinner, Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel. Madeleine Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State and daughter of the school's founder, Josef Korbel, will help present the award to Isaacson.

Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, D.C., will receive the University of Denver's Global Leadership Award. An accomplished author who recently wrote the biography of Steve Jobs, Isaacson has held the positions of chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.

Also at the dinner, Lee McIntire, Chairman and CEO of CH2M HILL, will be honored with the University of Denver's International Bridge Builders Award, and Trygve Myhren, President of Myhren Media and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver, will receive the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award.

This annual event honors Korbel's humanitarian and scholarly ideals by recognizing community leaders whose leadership and commitment embody an exceptional guidance toward the enrichment of our global society.

What: 2012 University of Denver Korbel Dinner
Who:

  • Madeleine Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State
  • Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute
  • Lee McIntire, Chairman and CEO of CH2M HI
  • Trygve Myhren, President of Myhren Media and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver
  • Christopher Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

When: Wednesday, Aug. 15
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
RSVP: Members of the media are invited to attend to cover the event. Please contact Jordan Ames, (303) 871-2781, jordan.ames@du.edu
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Contact: Jordan Ames
Phone: (303) 871-2781
E-mail: jordan.ames@du.edu