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Joint Center 2013 Annual Gala





The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies held its 2013 Annual Gala Dinner on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. The Joint Center presented its highest honor, the Louis E. Martin Great American Award, to U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice. Ms. Rice joins the ranks of past honorees including former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton; Congressmen James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), and John Lewis (D-GA); Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Muhammed Ali, lawyer and civil rights leader Vernon E. Jordan, Sr.; the late civil rights activist Dorothy I. Height; and the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.


The Joint Center also presented its second-ever Partnership Award to the Congressional Black Caucus and was pleased to welcome Vice President Joe Biden for pre-ceremony remarks.


Photos from this year's Annual Dinner can be found in our photo gallery.


We proudly thank our 2013 Annual Gala Dinner sponsors:

Chairman's Circle
Gala Chair


Leadership Circle


Sponsors' Circle





Annie E. Casey Foundation


Caesars Entertainment




Duke Energy


Edison Electric Institute




Intel Corporation


Lilly USA


National Association of Broadcasters


National Cable and Telecommunications Association






Reed Smith LLP




The Southern Company


United States Telecom Association



For information on some of our past Annual Galas, please visit the pages for our 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 events.