The 2019 GSAS Alumni Achievement Award Recipient was Georgette Bennett (PhD, NYU, Sociology).
Georgette is the Founder and President of the Tanenbaum Center of Interreligious Understanding, the Founder of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, and the Chair of the Jewish Funders Network. Georgette was an Assistant Professor at York College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and served as a Special Advisor to the NYPD Police Commissioner. In her vast career, Georgette has authored four books and dozens of articles. Her experiences also include reporting as a network correspondent for NBC News.
As an Alumni Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Bennett joins other alumni luminaries, including prominent civil rights activist Edie Windsor (GSAS ’57), National Book Critics Circle award-winning novelist Darin Strauss (GSAS ’97), and molecular biologist Jill Bargonetti (GSAS ’87, ’90).
View the full list of past GSAS Alumni Achievement Award recipients here (pdf).