“Al has never forgotten his roots in his own community,"
Georgetown University Bestows Highest Honor on Chair of UN Watch
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“We applaud Ambassador Moses for this prestigious honor,” said executive director Hillel Neuer, “and for his dedicated, exemplary and tireless work on behalf of UN Watch and its mission to uphold the founding principles of the United Nations Charter, protect universal human rights, and demand the equal treatment of all nations large and small.”
“In my four-plus decades of collaboration with Al,” said Chairman of Georgetown’s Board of Directors Paul Tagliabue, a colleague of Moses at the law firm of Covington & Burling, “he has always distinguished himself in balancing conviction, commitment to causes and passion on one hand, with reason, core values and common sense on the other hand.”
“Al has never forgotten his roots in his own community,” said Tagliabue, “while helping others over many decades to secure a place in their own communities.”
William Trainor, Georgetown’s executive vice president and dean of the Law Center, read Moses’ degree citation. Trainor noted Moses’ devotion to equality in his law and public service efforts. “As much as his work has been characterized by engagement with our world, it has also been grounded in deep thought, academic training and intellectual integrity,” Trainor said. “His success in the private sector is matched and even surpassed by his accomplishments as a public servant, diplomat and human rights advocate.”
“The award is certainly well-deserved,” said Tom Williamson, President of the D.C. Bar and Moses’ colleague at Covington & Burling. “I think Al has fulfilled the highest ideals of the profession both because he has been extraordinarily effective in representing others as a lawyer but, more importantly, he has really taken those skills into the public and international sphere and used them to really benefit and advance the interests of the thousands of others who otherwise would have suffered or been denied rights.”