Press Release

LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation Positive Energy Prize Laureate Public Lecture

Hong Kong, 5 October 2016 – The LUI Che Woo Prize - Prize for World Civilisation (“the LUI Che Woo Prize” or “the Prize”) today held the LUI Che Woo Prize Positive Energy Prize Laureate Public Lecture with Mr. James Earl “Chip” Carter III, and Mr. Curtis Kohlhaas from The Carter Center, at The University of Hong Kong. Mr. Carter, son of Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., and Mr. Kohlhaas, Chief Development Officer, The Carter Center introduced the good work and the contributions made by Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. and The Carter Center in promoting global harmony.

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., the 39th president of the United States, has been awarded the Positive Energy Prize of the inaugural LUI Che Woo Prize 2016, with the Specific Area of Focus on “Individuals or organisations whose behaviour and achievement inspire, energise and give hope to others”, for all the good work that he and The Carter Center that he established in 1982 have done, which has contributed significantly to the promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy in the world.

Founded by Dr. Lui Che Woo in 2015, the LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation is an annual, first of its kind, international, cross-sector and innovative award for advancing world civilisation and inspiring people to build a more harmonious world. In order to address ever-evolving global needs and challenges, each year the Prize will set a Specific Area of Focus under each Prize Category.

The 2017 Specific Areas of Focus for each Prize Category are as follows:

Prize Category  2017 Specific Areas of Focus 
 Sustainability Prize  Prevention of Climate Change
 Welfare Betterment Prize  Alleviation of Poverty
 Positive Energy Prize  Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups

Nomination is by invitation only. The LUI Che Woo Prize has sent invitations to more than 1,000 nominators (including heads of universities, academic institutions and professional organisations). Nominations will be considered regardless of race, religion and nationality (for individuals) or place of establishment (for organisations).

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Prof. Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong

 

Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Chairman of Prize Recommendation Committee, LUI Che Woo Prize

 

 Mr. James Earl “Chip” Carter, III, son of Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr.

Mr. Curtis Kohlhaas, Chief Development Officer, The Carter Center

Group photo of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation Positive Energy Prize Laureate Public Lecture

 

 

 

 


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