Patrick Moynihan, a 1987 Brown graduate, has been awarded Brown’s 2012 John Hope Award for Alumni Public Service, co-sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association (BAA) and the Swearer Center for Public Service. The John Hope Award is named for the 1894 African-American alumnus who dedicated his life to education and community service. With this award, the BAA honors a graduate whose commitment to public service exemplifies leadership, innovation, and a direct impact on the community. Moynihan has been living and working in Haiti with his family since 1996 as president of The Haitian Project and head of its Louverture Cleary School, a tuition-free, Catholic, co-educational boarding school outside Port-au-Prince. Guided by the Catholic missionary principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, Moynihan is committed to building the education and leadership of Haiti from within — a strategy he believes is more effective than the “NGO model.” On Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at 3:30 p.m., Moynihan will lead the John Hope Award Forum titled “Haiti After the Earthquake: When Aid Isn’t Help” as part of the Inauguration Weekend events. The lecture will take place in Salomon Center, Room 001.

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