The SAFE Beacon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in raising
public awareness about our endangered cultural heritage and the
devastating consequences of the illicit antiquities trade, which fuels
the looting of ancient sites and destroys our ultimate non-renewable
resource: the intact evidence of our undiscovered past.
year, SAFE will honor four exceptional men who use their law
enforcement and legal expertise to passionately combat the illicit
antiquities trade and fight to protect cultural heritage. They confront
art thieves in their daily work as an attorney, a Federal Prosecutor, a
Special Agent of Homeland Security, and a retired FBI agent working
independently to protect antiquities. The evening will begin with Attorney Robert E. Goldman, Federal Prosecutor David Hall, Special Agent James E. McAndrew, and retired FBI agent Robert K. Wittman,
who are unsung heroes in the battle to save our history, receiving this
year’s 2010 SAFE Beacon Awards. The four recipients will then share
their insights by participating in a panel and engaging discussion. The
evening will conclude with a reception, where you can meet the honorees
and engage in lively discussions with other concerned people.After the panel, Robert Wittman will sign copies of his bestselling memoir, Priceless. Copies will be available for purchase.The 2010 SAFE Beacon Awards Lecture and Reception is co-sponsored by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.
For more information, visit the official website here.
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