This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.
Director Steven Spielberg, founder of the USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education, will present actor George Clooney with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award. The honor will be presented in New York on October 3 at the institute’s annual Ambassadors for Humanity gala.
The Turner Network Television-sponsored event will be a star-studded affair hosted by Jon Stewart. Norah Jones will give a musical performance and Sandra Bullock will make a special appearance in front of an audience of many of Clooney’s friends from the worlds of entertainment, politics and humanitarian activism.
Clooney, 52, is being recognized for his longstanding human rights work. The leading Hollywood actor is best known for his efforts to stop genocide in Sudan and to combat global poverty. He supports may other causes, including disaster relief, the environment, campaigns against slavery and human trafficking, and LGBT rights.
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