Paul McCartney is set to be presented with the International Advocate for Peace Award by students of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
McCartney will receive the award during Cardozo’s commencement ceremony on May 28 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
President Bill Clinton, Senator George Mitchell, Benjamin B. Ferencz, playwright Eve Ensler and songwriters Peter, Paul and Mary are among the past recipients of the award, which is given annually to a person or group that makes a noteworthy contribution to promoting peace.
McCartney is being honored for his five decades of songs that “celebrate love and understanding, empathy and connection—the foundations of peace that are the heart of the human struggle,” according to students of the CJCR.
Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who earned her JD from the University of Missouri Law School, will deliver the keynote address at the event.
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