2009 Nadav peoplehood award
The first NADAV Jewish Peoplehood Award was presented to Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, former US Under Secretary of State.
Ambassador Eizenstat played a pivotal role in securing belated justice for victims of the Holocaust and other victims of Nazi tyranny. As Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust-Era Issues during the Clinton administration, Eizenstat negotiated major agreements with the Swiss, Germans, and Austrians regarding restitution of property, payment of slave and forced laborers, recovery of looted art and bank accounts, and payment of insurance policies.
Ambassador Eizenstat has served in three US administrations, holding key senior positions and has been awarded several honorary doctorates.
Ambassador Eizenstat is a partner in the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, where he heads the firm’s international practice. Among his many voluntary positions, Eizenstat was recently appointed Chairman of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute’s Board of Directors and Professional Guiding Council and served as Chairman of the International Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.