Dr. John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University, will receive the John Gardner Spirit award for “unparalleled dedication to public service” at Common Cause/NY’s ninth annual “I Love an Ethical NY” awards ceremony recognizing outstanding citizens who are making a difference.
The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 30th, 2006, at the Harvard Club in Manhattan.
Dr. Brademas, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959 to 1981, and as the 13th President of NYU from 1981 to 1992, has cited Common Cause founder John Gardner as his personal hero. Dr. Brademas recently founded the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU to promote a better understanding, among both scholars and the public, of how Congress sets its agenda and works to create national policy. His award will be presented by former New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo.
The Common Cause award underscores Dr. Brademas’s “unparalleled dedication to public service and a stronger democracy through his work in Congress, at New York University, and as one of the nation’s leading champions of the arts and education.”
Also to be honored by the non-partisan citizens lobby are Gregory Long, who will receive the NYC Cultural Leadership award, and Yent Yalowitz, who will receive the Holding Power Accountable award.
For more information concerning Dr. Brademas’s participation in the event, contact Robert Polner at 212 998.2337.