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01st January 2001

A collation of the news from 2001

Christopher Albiston

(1972, Modern History) has been appointed Police Chief of Kosovo by the UN

Pierre Audi

(1975, Oriental Studies) was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands in the order of the Dutch Lion for his services to Dutch cultural life (2000). He has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French President. He has been awarded the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Theaterprijs for his work as director and artistic director of De Nederlandse Opera.

Miranda Carter

(1983, Modern History) has written Anthony Blunt: His Lives (Macmillan).

Ronald Cohen

(1964, Lit. Hum) was knighted in the New Year Honours List.

Peter Job

(1958, Modern Languages) was knighted in the Birthday Honours List.

John Agyekum Kufour

(1961, PPE) has been elected President of Ghana.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

(1956, PPE) will be Minister of Finances in the new Alejandro Toledohis administration in Peru.

Iain Lumsden

(1964, Mathematics) currently Group Finance Director will become Group Chief Executive of the Standard Life Assurance Company on 16 March 2002.

James K McConica

Saskatchewan Rhodes Scholar (1951, Modern History), has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Arun Midha

(1987, Social Studies), appointments – General Medical Council (November 2000); non-executive director Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (August 2000); member of the Welsh Language Board (April 2000).

Joseph S Nye

(1958, PPE) Dean of the Kennedy School Harvard University, will be Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford in Trinity Term 2001.

Arthur Peacocke

(1942, Chemistry) has been awarded the 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his scholarly work and activities in the field of science and religion.

Philip Pullman

(1965, English) winner of The Carnegie Medal (the most prestigious award given for children’s literature) is being profiled on BBC Knowledge on Christmas Day 2001.

Stansfield Turner

(1947, PPE) Director of the CIA from 1977 to 1981 contributed to a Panorama programme on the CIA called Deep Down and Dirty. It was transmitted on 1 December 2001. A transcript is available online.

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