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2012 FAS Awards Ceremony

03.20.13 | 1 min read | Text by Katie Colten

FAS hosted its 2012 Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 9.  The awards ceremony recognizes outstanding individuals who have made a distinctive contribution to national security and science policy.

Mr. Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund, served as Master of Ceremonies.

Dr. John Ahearne, former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and adjunct professor of environmental engineering at Duke University, was honored with the 2012 Richard L. Garwin Award for his decades of public service and contributions to nuclear safety and scientific integrity.

The late Mr. Stanford Ovshinsky was honored with the 2012 Hans Bethe Award for his research and development of materials science that have been applied to solar photovoltaic technologies and electric vehicles. Dr. Rosa Ovshinsky accepted the award on his behalf.

Dr. Rosa Ovshinsky speaks about Mr. Stanford Ovshinsky’s work on hybrid vehicles.

Dr. Sidney Drell received the 2012 Public Service Award for his service in working toward a world without nuclear weapons. Dr. Drell shared the honor of the Public Service Award with Dr. Henry KissingerSenator Sam NunnDr. William J. Perry, and Mr. George P. Shultz.

Dr. Sidney Drell accepts the 2012 Public Service Award.

We thank the sponsors of the 2012 FAS Awards Ceremony:




Photography by Monica Amarelo.

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