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Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to Receive Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award

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WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, November 8th at the Willard Hotel, United States Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) will receive Hudson Institute’s 2011 Herman Kahn Award. Kyl, serving his third term in the Senate, is the Minority Whipthe second highest ranking Senate Republican leaderand is a member of the bipartisan congressional “Super Committee.” He will deliver remarks on meeting challenges to American exceptionalism and global leadership.

Senator John McCain, a fellow member of the Arizona delegation, will present the award to Kyl. The program will also feature a tribute to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, honoring attendees from the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, the Georgetown University Student Veterans of America, Vets for Freedom, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda.

The Herman Kahn Award was established to honor the legacy of the legendary futurist who, fifty years ago, founded Hudson Institute. The award honors visionary leaders who embody Kahn’s dedication to strong national security, guarded optimism about the future, and an appreciation of the role of technology as a driver of global economic progress.

Kyl is being honored for his long tenure in the Senate, which has been marked by advocacy of policies to promote economic growth and national security.  He is known for his thoughtful approach in politically rancorous times. The Wall Street Journal recently noted: “Mr. Kylhas been as consequential as any Republican in Congress over the last decade and a half. With much of the GOP focused on spending cuts above all else, Mr. Kyl’s concern for growth is needed more than ever. His career is proof that you can achieve more as a Senator if you do your homework than if you appear nonstop on cable TV.”

“Senator Kyl embodies the spirit of Hudson Institute founder Herman Kahn and his drive to find rational, growth-oriented responses to key policy challenges,” Hudson President and CEO Kenneth Weinstein said. “A long-time friend of the Institute, Senator Kyl has been a steadfast proponent of forward thinking policies and we are proud to honor him with our Kahn Award.”

What: Hudson Institute’s 2011 Herman Kahn Award Dinner in Honor of Senator Jon Kyl
When: Tuesday November 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Where: The Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Special Feature: A tribute to the brave men and women of America’s Armed Forces

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