2017 Luminary Award Recipient
The World Affairs Council of CT is honored to award United Technologies (UTC) the 2017 Luminary Award.
The 2017 Luminary Award honors United Technologies for their global leadership in sustainability efforts from green aviation to green buildings. Through constant innovation and commitment to the environment, United Technologies is setting the highest standards of sustainability in Connecticut and across the world.
Renowned Ocean Explorer and Scientist
Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy’s boat, PT-109.
Dr. Ballard is Founder and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust, Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographic Society, and Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. He served in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years and continues to work with the Office of Naval Research. A pioneer in the development of deep-sea submersibles and remotely operated vehicle systems, he has taken part in more than 140 deep-sea expeditions.
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About the Luminary Award
The annual Luminary Award is the signature event of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. It honors one or more individuals or an organization from Connecticut that has profoundly influenced global affairs, with a strong emphasis on achieving the overall betterment of the world.
Luminary Award History
2004 – Harry Jack Gray, former Chairman of UTC –keynote The Honorable Alexander Haig
2005 – University of CT UNESCO Chair, keynote — keynote President Mary Robinson
2006 – Save the Children, keynote — keynote Cokie Roberts
2007 – Connecticut’s Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans — keynote General Eric Shinseki
2008 – ESPN International in recognition of their role in global sports diplomacy — keynote Chris Berman
2010 – Former Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger
2011 – Association of Hole in the Wall Camps
2012 – Nobel Peace Prize Committee
2013 – Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation—A leading global innovator
2014 – AmeriCares — keynote Ambassador Robert Ford
2015 – Peter G. Kelly, Esq. — keynote Senator Mark Warner of Virginia
2016 – Aerospace Components Manufacturers — keynote Colonel Mark Tillman
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