Advancing international understanding
in the Fulbright tradition
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About The Fulbright Awards Dinner

Each year, One To World honors outstanding individuals who have furthered Senator J. William Fulbright’s vision of peace through intercultural awareness and understanding at the One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner. The late Senator Fulbright was honored at this event in 1993, and Harriet Mayor Fulbright continues to serve as Honorary Chair in his memory.

The One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner is a benefit event aimed at raising money for One To World programs as well as awareness of the Fulbright program. Awards are presented by visiting Fulbright grantees currently affiliated with New York area academic institutions before an audience of over 400 international leaders in business, higher education, the arts, government, and you!

 

In 2019 One To World is proud to have honored

Erica Berthou
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Erica Berthou is a senior partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Born in Sweden, she is a dual Swedish - American citizen and a graduate of Stockholm University, King's College London and New York University School of Law. Erica is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the field of private investment fund formation, and represents many premier global alternative asset management firms, including Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, The Carlyle Group, EQT Partners and Oaktree Capital Management. Most recently, Erica was selected as a “2018 Distinguished Leader” by the New York Law Journal—Erica was the only fund formation attorney to be so recognized. A competitive cyclist, Erica is also a member of the board of directors of USA Cycling Foundation. Erica lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.

Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou
Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

As head and architect of the Corporate Marketing function, Georgia is responsible for further building the Company’s competitive advantage and achieving marketing excellence across its portfolio of more than 30 brands. At the Estée Lauder Companies Georgia is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Prior to joining ELC, Georgia was with Johnson and Johnson for 26 years and held various assignments spanning seven countries (USA, Greece, Belguim, France, U.K., Switzerland, Italy), including Global President of Beauty business unit of Johnson & Johnson in Europe, Africa, Middle East. Georgia has been the creator of the French affiliate of J&J Consumer and architect of J&J’s Beauty business unit– today exceeding 4 billion.

Georgia is an elected member of at the Almirall Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors based in Barcelona, Spain, and previously was at the Bacardi Limited Board of Directors, based in Bermuda. She also serves at the MIT Sloan Executive Board, the Board for The Wharton Future of Advertising Project, the Philadelphia Museum Marketing Initiative, and she is an advisor on the Young Women’s Leadership Foundation (YWLF). Georgia holds a Mechanical Engineering degree with concentration in Nuclear Engineering, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was a Fulbright grantee.

Georgia is Greek. She is an avid photographer and amateur painter and lives in New York with her husband Philippe who is French and commutes to Paris, France for his business. They have two children, Alessandro, a Management Consultant and Columbia college graduate who works and lives in Philadelphia, and Laura-India, an Architect and Cornell college graduate who works and lives in New York.

James C. Rhee
Chairman and CEO, Ashley Stewart & Founder, FirePine Group

Mr. Rhee is an impact-focused entrepreneur, investor, operator and educator. As both CEO and investment firm founder, Mr. Rhee has generated market-leading returns by creating bespoke capital and operational solutions through the contemporaneous application of algorithmic, technological, and cultural change. At Ashley Stewart, as Chairman & CEO & Owner, Mr. Rhee has authored and executed upon an innovative complement of CRM, digital and organizational changes that have transformed a twice bankrupt, unprofitable retailer with decades of operating losses into an industry leader founded upon a values-based, social commerce paradigm. FirePine Group, the investment firm he founded in 2009, invests the capital of some of the world’s most sophisticated investors to fuel transformative and impactful change in multiple enterprises, including Ashley Stewart.

Prior to this, Mr. Rhee was a senior investment professional at two leading, Boston-based private equity firms (growth and distressed), stewarding billions of dollars of enterprise value.

Mr. Rhee is a visiting lecturer at Duke Law School and teaches his proprietary money/happiness class at leading educational institutions and professional organizations. Awards include: regional 2016 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner; 2016 NRF Power Player Award; 2017 Black Retail Action Group Business Achievement Award, 2018 Temple Fox School of Business IT Innovator Award; and Essex County Urban League Centennial William M. Ashby Community Builder Award. He is a member of the NRF Board. His story has been chronicled in the world’s leading publications and media outlets, including the Good Business Issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, Thrive Global, Forbes + USA Today.

Mr. Rhee received his AB with honors from Harvard College and his JD with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of Harvard Law Review.

 

 

2019 Event Co-Chairs

Creighton Condon
Partner and Former Senior Partner Emeritus, Shearman & Sterling LLP
One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner honoree, 2018

Ambassador Edward E. Elson
Former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner honoree, 2018

Sue Henderson, Ph.D.
President, New Jersey City University
Chair of the Board of Directors, One To World

 

Photos from the evening are available on our Flickr. You can also view a recording of the event on our YouTube channel.

 

2019 Virtual Journal

 

The Honoree Circle

The Honoree Circle is One To World’s official recognition of the distinguished individuals we have been privileged to honor since the first Fulbright Awards Dinner in 1991. Members include:

 

2018
CREIGHTON CONDON, Shearman & Sterling LLP
AMBASSADOR EDWARD E. ELSON Former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
KEN FORDE Former Board Chair, One To World
ALLISON GUSHÉE MOLKENTHIN* Bentley Associates L.P.
2016
DIDRIC CEDERHOLM*, Lion Point Capita
TERRENCE F. MARTELL, PH.D., Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, CUNY
CLARKE MURPHY, Russell Reynolds Associates
WENKE B. THOMAN STERNS, Industrial Mineral Holdings, Inc.
2017
MADELYN ANTONCIC, PH.D. The World Bank
JEFFREY BEERS* Jeffrey Beers International
THE HON. FRANK J. GUARINI U.S. House of Representatives; Representative, U.N. General Assembly
WHITNEY TILSON Kase Capital Management
2015
JAMES B. MILLIKEN, The City University of New York
ALAN J. POMERANTZ, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Kimberlite Group, LLC
THE HON. KENNETH D. TAYLOR, Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran
DR. PATRICIA E. TAYLOR*, Epidemiologist
ÁSLAUG MAGNÚSDÓTTIR*, Tinker Tailor
2014
ALAN J. POMERANTZ, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
BOB MORITZ, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
FERNANDO NAPOLITANO, Italian Business & Investment Initiative
JOHN ZOGBY, Zogby Analytics
2013
GIANLUIGI ESPOSITO*, Altieri Esposito & Minoli
SUSAN E. CARMEL, American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture
ISAAC SHAPIRO*, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
DR. DAVID STEINBERG*, Long Island University
2012
J. FRANK BROWN, General Atlantic
MARTIN GARBUS*, Eaton & Van Winkle
SUSIE GHARIB, PBS’ Nightly Business Report
FEREYDOUN NAZEM, Nazem and Company
2011
JACOB HAAR*, Minlam Asset Management
ROELFIEN KUIJPERS, DB Advisors, Deutsche Bank
GARY G. MUELLER*, Eagle Capital Management
SHERRY LEE MUELLER, PH.D., National Council for International Visitors
2010
MARGARET BRENNAN*, Bloomberg Television
DAVID W. HELENIAK, Morgan Stanley
MARCO V. MASOTTI*, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
WENDELL MOTTLEY, Credit Suisse
2009
VANESSA B. KERRY, M.D.*
STEPHEN F. MOSELEY, Academy for Educational Development
WILLIAM R. RHODES, Citibank, Citi
BETSI AND CHRISTOPHER SHAYS
MATT H. AND MELANIE L. YILDIZLAR, Yildizlar Education Fund
2008
EMILY ALTMAN, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
BARBARA CROSSETTE*, The New York Times
MATTHEW A. DALIO, China Care Foundation
KEVIN E. PARKER, Deutsche Asset Management
2007
CHRISTOPHER B. BURNHAM, Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Management
MEERA GANDHI
VIKRAM GANDHI, Credit Suisse
JEAN KAROUBI*, The LongChamp Group, Inc.
PHYLICIA RASHAD

 

 

2006
CORNELIUS B. PRIOR*, Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.
ROBERT J. SCHWEICH, Burnham Securities Inc.
DR. MARJORY E. SEARING, Pfizer Inc.
THE HON. CLIFFORD M. SOBEL, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
2005
MARIAM ASSEFA, World Education Services
EVE BURTON*, The Hearst Corporation
ROHIT M. DESAI, Desai Capital Management Inc.
STEVEN C. ROCKEFELLER, JR., Grameen Foundation USA
2004
DR. DAVID A. CAPUTO*, Pace University
ALEXANDRE DE LESSEPS, BlueOrchard Finance
DR. GABRIEL HAWAWINI*, INSEAD
MARIA FIORINI RAMIREZ, Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc.
2003
ROBERT J. BRENNAN, American Institute for Foreign Study, Inc.
THOMAS S. JOHNSON, GreenPoint Financial
LORIN MAAZEL*, New York Philharmonic
VIOLY MCCAUSLAND-SEVE, Violy & Co.
2002
VICTOR J. MENEZES, Citibank, N.A.
WASHINGTON SYCIP, The SGV Group
CAROLINE A. MATANO YANG, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
2001
E. GERALD CORRIGAN, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
EDNA FUERTH LEMLE, World Gratitude Day
RANGU SALGAME, Edgix
2000
DR. JOHN BRADEMAS, New York University
HARRIET MAYOR FULBRIGHT, J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center
DR. CLAIRE L. GAUDIANI*, Connecticut College
1999
PETER MAYER*, The Overlook Press
PAUL AND DAISY SOROS, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
1998
CITIBANK, N.A., Corporate Sponsor of Fulbright Scholarships, Received by: Shaukat Aziz
RODMAN C. ROCKEFELLER, U.S.-Mexico (Fulbright) Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange
MARY A. THOMPSON, Co-Founder, Metro International (Now One To World)
1997
DR. RITA E. HAUSER* The Hauser Foundation
JOHN B. HURFORD*, BEA Associates
DR. L. JAY OLIVA, New York University
1996
DR. ALICE STONE ILCHMAN, Sarah Lawrence College & The Rockefeller Foundation
JOSH S. WESTON*, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. 
Master of Ceremonies: Alan Alda
1995
STANLEY H. KAPLAN, Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center, Ltd.
DR. YASUMITSU NIHEI*, Keio Academy of New York
Master of Ceremonies: Bill Irwin*
1994
NELL MERLINO*, Count Me In
J. RICHARD MUNRO, Time Warner Inc., Master of Ceremonies: Carol Jenkins
1993
J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, U.S. Senator & Author of Fulbright Act of 1946
1992
MILTON GLASER*, Milton Glaser, Inc., Special Award
CASSANDRA A. PYLE, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Special Guests: Peter, Paul and Mary
1991
RUTH STEINKRAUS-COHEN, International Hospitality, Committee of Fairfield County
ALBERTO VITALE*, Random House, Master of Ceremonies: Roger Rosenblatt*
Master of Ceremonies: Roger Rosenblatt*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

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You can view our 2019 event program for more information about One To World and the 2019 Fulbright Awards Dinner.

For more information, please email development@onetoworld.org or call us at (212) 431-1195.

 
  • Fulbright scholars and their families enjoying a day on a sailboat on the Hudson while learning about the ecology of the water
  • International students visiting Manhattan residents on their rooftop
  • Chinese Fulbright scholar and her daughter holding three pumpkins during an apple picking tour in upstate New York
  • Large group of Fulbright students on a walking tour at the Oculus and World Trade Center in Downotwn Manhataan
  • Middle EAstern Fulbright scholar enjoying a thanksgiving meal with hosts in upstate New York
  • Fulbright scholars with their host family and dog smiling after dinner
  • Fulbright scholar grantee and their two children picking apples in upstate new york
  • Fulbright scholar recipient giving a speech at a podium
  • Fulbright scholars spending Thanksgiving day with their host family and One To World board member