Quinnipiac University Honors
President Jimmy Carter
September 26, 2007
Hamden, CT

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was honored at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT as the first recipient of the new Albert Schweitzer Award for Humanitarian Service.  The award, crafted earlier this year by sculptor Marc Mellon, was presented to the active former President September 26, 2007. Carter addressed the 3,000 assembled on the subject of nuclear disarmament.  The presentation marks the 50th Anniversary of Albert Schweitzer’s famous speech calling for an end to nuclear weapons.

Also speaking at the presentation were Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey and executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, David T. Ives.

Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, and Schweitzer won it in 1952.

“I have a deep and abiding respect for public service, and no one demonstrates a commitment to such service better than President Carter,” says Mellon.   “I'm gratified to have the opportunity of helping to honor Albert Schweitzer and the Schweitzer Award recipients, and to assist the Albert Schweitzer Institute in amplifying its message.”

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