The Tran Nhan Tong International Prize for Reconciliation and Compassion has been made public on the website www.trannhantongprize.org by Tran Nhan Tong Academy at Boston.
The academy, named after the third king in the Tran dynasty of Vietnam (1225-1400), was founded in April with an objective of researching the king, and popularising his career and ideas to the world.
Every year, the academy’s prize committee will present an award to people who make great contributions to building friendships among countries and solving conflicts.
Nomination letters should be sent to the committee before July 31. They will select the award recipients in the first week of August and announce their names in mid-August.
The committee is comprised of academy president Thomas Patterson, academy director Nguyen Anh Tuan, Alex Jones and Thomas Scanlon from Harvard University , and Thomas Fiedler from Boston University .
The prize also sees the participation of former and current leaders as advisors, such as Vietnam’s former chairman National Assembly Nguyen Van An, Latvia’s former president Vaira Vike-Freiberga, and Washington Post’s vice president Ann McDaniel.
Each awardee will receive a medal, a certificate, and a classical work or a song and a poem (in English and Vietnamese) praising them.
The Recognition Day and the Tran Nhan Tong International Conference will take place at Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard University on September 21 .