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The Hill: 33rd Annual Refugees International Dinner

By Kate Oczypok

The 33rd Annual Refugees International Dinner was held at the Mellon Auditorium on May 10. Lauren Bush Lauren was the recipient of the 2012 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, former Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) were awarded the Congressional Leadership Award and Colette Lespinasse was honored with the Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award.

Honorary chairs at the event included Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki and Mrs. Yoriko Fujisaki. Actor Matt Dillon was Master of Ceremonies.

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