About the Award

The Institute of International Education (IIE) awards the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East annually to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Israeli Jew and one Arab Muslim, whether or not a citizen of Israel, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and breaking down the barriers of hatred toward "the other" share a $10,000 prize. The winners are selected by a prestigious international selection committee.

About Victor J. Goldberg

Victor J. Goldberg retired from IBM in 1993 as a corporate vice president after a 34-year career at the company. Mr. Goldberg received both his undergraduate and his M.B.A. degrees from Northwestern University. He joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education in 1979, is a member of its Executive Committee and served for 13 years as vice chairman of the Board. He has served as a trustee of the International Fellowship Program, a Ford Foundation initiative for underserved populations around the world, and also serves on the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee and the board of Education Through Music, a non-profit organization running music programs for over 15,000 students in underserved urban neighborhoods.

2016 IIE Goldberg Prize
Nomination for 2016 Prize is now closed.

The Goldberg IIE Prize recognizes one Muslim Arab and one Jewish Israeli working together to advance peace in the Middle East. The nomination period for the 2016 Prize closed on February 1, 2016. The winners will be announced in June 2016. Please contact goldbergprize@iie.org with any inquiries.

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