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The 20th WorldBoston 

International Citizen Award


James D. Kaufman

Friends, family, colleagues, and WorldBoston supporters are warmly encouraged to join this special event honoring Jim Kaufman, and to join our signature event, the 8th Annual Consuls Reception. 

WorldBoston presents the International Citizen Award to members of the Boston area community who, by their outstanding example, highlight the value of international engagement and global cooperation.

Jim has been active on behalf of international engagement and global cooperation in the Boston area for many years. His recently completed seven-year service as WorldBoston’s chair typifies his selfless and astute approach. Greater Boston has greatly benefited from the informed perspective on global affairs and devotion to bridge-building of this true international citizen.

Past recipients include Ronald E. Logue, Charles R. Stith, Patrick B. Moscaritolo, Seiji Ozawa, John P. Hamill, Alfred Zeien, Benjamin Taylor, John Drew, William F. Weld and Susan Weld, Charles Francis Adams, John Kapioltas, John Kenneth Galbraith, Edwin O. Reischauer, David McCord, Jean Mayer, An Wang, Peter A. Brooke, Leo L. Beranek, and John A. Quelch.

This year, the award ceremony will be held immediately prior to the 8th Annual Consuls Reception on October 19, as an opportunity for the community to recognize Jim’s exceptional contributions to international citizenship. Tickets to the award ceremony will include admission to the Consuls Reception. Award sponsorships and congratulations will be recognized in a combined dual-event program book. Friends, colleagues, and supporters of WorldBoston are warmly encouraged to participate.