On October 9th, the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Health Programme (WFP), a humanitarian organization headed by Brother David M. Beasley (Kappa-Upsilon, Clemson University, ’77).
The Nobel Foundation, which awards the various Nobel Prizes, awarded the Peace Prize to the WFP “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”
The honor for the WFP is yet another distinguished accomplishment in Brother Beasley’s remarkable career. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the WFP, Brother Beasley served as South Carolina State Representative from 1979 to 1995 before his election as the 113th Governor of South Carolina, in which he served from 1995 to 1999. Brother Beasley received a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2003, and he has also served as a fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Congratulations, Brother Beasley, on leading the World Food Programme to one of the world’s great international honors!