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Bert Lockwood Honored with Two Prestigious Awards

Bert Lockwood, Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, recently received the 2010 Citizen Diplomat: Professional Resource award by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council. It was announced on December 15 at the organization’s annual meeting. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from William Sheridan, Vice President, International Human Resources Services for the National Foreign Trade Council. Mr. Sheridan spoke about the United States’ business role in citizen diplomacy, including corporate benchmarks for corporate citizen diplomats, foreign trade success models, and employees’ role in building trade relationships.

Professor Lockwood was also chosen as a recipient of the 2011 King Legacy Award, which will be awarded on January 17, 2011 at The King Legacy Awards Breakfast.

Commented committee members about Professor Lockwood in the award letter, “…your passion for education and shaping a legacy for future generations is what aided us in making our decision. Like Dr. Martin Luther King, you understand that by remaining open to learning can you reach your fullest potential.”

The King Legacy Awards Breakfast, a moving and inspirational tribute to Dr. King and the freedom heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, is sponsored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The event will feature performing arts presentations as well as the recipients of the 2011 MLK, Jr. Dream Honorees—youth and community leaders who embody the spirit of Dr. King and endeavor to keep his legacy alive.

For event information, visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center website. This year’s breakfast will be held at the Westin Cincinnati Hotel. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.