ON-Lion Letter
In mid-November, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Philadelphia awarded Bradley Prize recipient Fouad Ajami with its seventh annual Benjamin Franklin Public Service Award, which honors a person whose public service best exemplifies the ideals of Benjamin Franklin and the United States.

Ajami is a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and co-chair of its Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.

An ardent and outspoken proponent of democracy in the Middle East, he is one of the most-astute observers of the region -- with a poet's gift for expression on display in his many essays for Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and elsewhere.  Particularly at this time of turmoil throughout the Middle East, he is a ubiquitous presence on CNN.

In an address following presentation of the award to him, Ajami reflected on the Arab Spring.  It is viewable online.
 
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both FPRI and Hoover's Working Group on Islamism and the International Order. 
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