April 20, 2005
President Mikhail Gorbachev gave a keynote address, his first speech at the United Nations since his historic address in December of 1988, and then presented philanthropist and businessman Ted Turner with the Alan Cranston Peace Award on behalf of the Global Security Institute.
Other speakers included the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Dr. Jane Goodall, Mr. Kim Cranston, and Mr. Mark Malloch-Brown, Chef de Cabinet to the UN Secretary General. The public ceremony took place before a standing-room-only audience of more than 1000 people, and was made available for worldwide media distribution by UN TV.
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Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.