Roots of Peace founder and CEO Heidi Kuhn received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the American University of Afghanistan on Nov 14.
In a dinner chaired by former First Lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kuhn joins an impressive list of 2022 honorees, including journalists Christiane Amanpour of CNN, Pamela Constable of the Washington Post, Carlotta Gall of the New York Times, as well as Major General Roberta L. Shea. Each of the recipients were recognized for their contributions to the plight of Afghan citizens.
“I am deeply humbled to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, in the company of a group of such highly accomplished women — all of whom have done incredible work advancing the plight of Afghan citizens,” Kuhn said. “This recognition takes on special meaning when you take into account the incredible work that The American University of Afghanistan has done in the last year to provide Afghan women a quality college education, under near-impossible circumstances. Together, we stand in solidarity with Afghan women.”