Physician and Author Dhruv Khullar to Receive a FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership and Be Named Distinguished Fellow for 2019

NEW YORK, NY – Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) announced today that Dhruv Khullar will be named Distinguished Fellow for 2019 and receive a FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership. Khullar will be presented the award at FASPE’s annual gala and awards dinner on Monday, April 15 at CNVS in New York City.

Khullar, MD, MPP, is being honored as a Distinguished Fellow by FASPE for his broad reach in bringing public awareness to key issues in medical ethics through his writing for lay publications and his policy work.

Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a 2012 FASPE Medical Fellow, is being honored by FASPE with a Distinguished Fellow Award at the 2019 FASPE Annual Awards Dinner on April 15.
(Photo Melanie Einzig)

Khullar, an assistant professor of healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medicine, is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, as well as other lay and academic publications, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy and economics. In 2012, Khullar was a FASPE Medical Fellow.

“In many respects, our Distinguished Fellow honor is the most important of our annual Ethical Leadership Awards,” said David Goldman, Founder and Chair of FASPE, which runs innovative fellowship programs that challenge graduate students and early-career professionals in business, journalism, law, medicine and religion to confront their ethical responsibilities.

“With this award we recognize a Fellow who has gone on to exemplify FASPE’s mission of ethical leadership. Khullar leads through his widely-read writings, which address a range of issues at the heart of medical ethics today and which challenge us to engage in thoughtful and transparent debate. We are proud to acknowledge Khullar’s important contributions in exploring traditional areas of medical ethics as well as those arising from the use of new technologies.”

Khullar, who holds a medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, recently worked in the ABC News Medical Unit, helping to communicate evolving health stories, and was previously at the White House Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.), focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation. In addition to The New York Times, Khullar has written for publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Slate, Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals, and as Director of Policy Dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership. 

“FASPE was such a powerful experience and one that I have thought about frequently over the years,” said Khullar. “Those relationships, lessons and insights have only grown stronger and more relevant with time. It is an honor to be recognized by an organization that has given me, and many others, so much. I am deeply grateful.” FASPE is presenting Awards for Ethical Leadership to two other honorees at its gala. The global consulting and professional services firm Accenture is this year’s Corporate Honoree. Accenture is being recognized for its leadership in applying ethical principles to the development and use of artificial intelligence and other innovative 21st-century technologies. The Posthumous Honoree will be Fritz Bauer, the late judge and prosecutor who prosecuted Nazi officials following World War II in German courts, despite active opposition from his superiors.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Accepts FASPE Posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership on Behalf of the Late German-Jewish Prosecutor Fritz Bauer

At a private reception at LRN on April 2, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas accepted FASPE Posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership on behalf of the late German-Jewish prosecutor and judge Fritz Bauer. David Goldman, Chair and Founder of FASPE, presented the Award to Maas.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas accepts the Posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership on behalf of Fritz Bauer. FASPE Chair and Founder David Goldman presented the Award to Maas. PHOTOTHEK/THOMAS INO

Fritz Bauer (1903 – 1968) was a German-Jewish judge and prosecutor who prosecuted Nazi officials following World War II in German courts, despite active opposition from his superiors. Raised in Stuttgart, Bauer became Germany’s youngest judge in 1930 at the age of 26. In 1933, he was dismissed from his position and arrested and imprisoned for political activity against the Nazi party. Bauer fled to Denmark in 1935 and later to Sweden. After the war, in 1949, Bauer returned to Germany, eventually becoming the chief prosecutor for the State of Hessen. He focused his career on reforming the German justice system and bringing Nazi officials to trial at a time when Nazis continued to hold key government positions and anti-Semitism continued to pervade German society. Bauer set in motion the arrest of Adolf Eichmann in 1960. He is probably best known for the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials, which began in 1963 and brought to trial 22 former officials of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks at the reception honoring Fritz Bauer with the FASPE Posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership. PHOTOTHEK/THOMAS INO

Maas is widely known for championing Bauer’s legacy. In 2015, when he was Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Maas established the Fritz Bauer Thesis Award for Human Rights and Contemporary Legal History. Maas has also said that the legacy of the Holocaust was pivotal to his decision to enter politics.

“I am deeply honored to accept the FASPE award on Bauer’s behalf,” said Maas, “The history of the German judiciary doesn’t have many heroes. One of the few was Fritz Bauer. He stood up for democratic values during the Weimar Republic, rejected the barbaric Nazi regime and continued his fight for justice in postwar Germany. Facing suspicion, even hostility, Fritz Bauer stayed true to his conviction that a democratic Germany could only have a future if it confronted its shameful past. His belief in justice and his quest for humanity inspire us, day by day, to stand up for human rights, to defend democratic values and to protect human dignity itself.”

Accenture to Receive a FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership

NEW YORK, NY – Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) announced today that Accenture is this year’s Corporate Honoree for the Award for Ethical Leadership, which will be presented at FASPE’s annual gala and awards dinner on Monday, April 15 at CNVS in New York City.

Accenture, a global professional services company, is being recognized for its leadership in applying ethical principles to the development and use of artificial intelligence and other innovative 21st-century technologies.

Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, will be accepting the Award on Accenture’s behalf.

“We expect ethical leadership from our professionals. They are the influencers in our communities,” said David Goldman, Founder and Chair of FASPE, which runs innovative fellowship programs that challenge graduate students and early-career professionals in business, journalism, law, medicine and religion to confront their ethical responsibilities. “Accenture is a company that exemplifies the leadership that is at the core of FASPE’s mission.”

“I am honored to be accepting this award on behalf of Accenture,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer. “FASPE is an inspiring organization whose mission to train people to make ethical decisions amid internal and external pressures is more important than ever.

“At Accenture, we believe powerful new technologies such as artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on improving the way every person on the planet works and lives,” continued Daugherty. “However, this can only be the case if organizations put digital trust and ethics at the center of their approach. It is not optional. We are proud of the work that Accenture has pioneered on responsible AI, providing a vision, framework, approach and tools for our own people and for other organizations to ensure that AI is applied with a human and ethical focus.”

Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to improve performance and create sustainable value. Daugherty, who also leads Accenture’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group, oversees the company’s technology strategy and is engaged in driving its innovation through R&D and by leveraging emerging technologies.

Presenting the Award for Ethical Leadership to Daugherty will be Mike Eichenwald, an Advisory Leader at the consulting firm LRN and a member of FASPE’s Business Faculty.

Accenture is dedicating the award to its late CEO, Pierre Nanterme, “whose exemplary vision and ethical leadership made our work possible,” said Daugherty.

FASPE is also presenting Awards for Ethical Leadership to two other honorees this year. The Posthumous Honoree will be Fritz Bauer, the late judge and prosecutor who prosecuted Nazi war criminals following World War II under German law and in German courts, despite active opposition from his superiors. And Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP, is being honored as a Distinguished Fellow for his broad reach in bringing public awareness to key issues in medical ethics today through his writings and public appearances. Khullar, a physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and an assistant professor in the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, was a FASPE Medical Fellow in 2012.

About FASPE

FASPE provides a unique historical lens to study contemporary ethics in the professions. Currently entering its tenth year of operations, FASPE’s Business, Journalism, Law, Medical and Seminary programs engage graduate students and early-career professionals in an intensive two-week study trip to Germany and Poland, where they explore contemporary ethical issues in their respective fields by first studying their professional counterparts in Europe during the period of 1933-1945. FASPE selects approximately 65-75 Fellows each year for its five programs through a competitive application process. It currently has over 500 alumni fellows, many of whom are emerging as leaders in their fields.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Visit www.faspe-ethics.org/gala to learn more about the 2019Awards for Ethical Leadership and to purchase tickets. To learn more about FASPE, visit www.faspe-ethics.org.

FASPE is a New York non-profit corporation with tax qualification as a 501(c)(3) entity.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to Accept FASPE Posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership on Behalf of the Late German Prosecutor Fritz Bauer

NEW YORK, NY – The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) will present its 2019 Awards for Ethical Leadership at its annual gala and awards dinner on Monday, April 15, 2019 in New York City. The event will begin at 6:30 pm and will be held at CNVS. 

This year, FASPE’s Posthumous Honoree is Fritz Bauer, the late judge and prosecutor who distinguished himself for prosecuting Nazi war criminals following World War II, and in particular, for having been the first prosecutor to bring criminal charges under German law in German courts against officials at Auschwitz, despite active opposition from his superiors. 

Heiko Maas, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, will be accepting this year’s posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership on Bauer’s behalf at a private cocktail reception on April 2 in Manhattan. German Consul General David Gill will attend the FASPE gala on April 15 to represent Maas and the German Consulate. Gill also serves as one of the FASPE gala’s honorary chairs. 

“We believe there is no individual more deserving of our posthumous Award for Ethical Leadership than Fritz Bauer,” said David Goldman, Founder and Chair of FASPE, which runs innovative fellowship programs that challenge graduate students and early-career professionals in business, journalism, law, medicine and religion to confront their ethical responsibilities by first studying their professional counterparts in Nazi Germany. “Simply put, his actions define ethical leadership within the law—even more so for having been undertaken at personal risk and for the benefit of the larger community. 

“FASPE’s choice of the person to accept the award is just as important as the choice of the posthumous honoree himself,” continued Goldman, “We are particularly honored that Minister Maas is able to accept the Award on Bauer’s behalf, as we believe that his entire body of work as a public figure embodies the principles that Bauer stood for.” 

Maas is widely known for championing Bauer’s legacy. In 2015, when he was Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Maas established the Fritz Bauer Thesis Award for Human Rights and Contemporary Legal History. Maas has also said that the legacy of the Holocaust was pivotal to his decision to enter politics. 

“I am deeply honored to accept the FASPE award on Bauer’s behalf,” said Maas, “The history of the German judiciary doesn’t have many heroes. One of the few was Fritz Bauer. He stood up for democratic values during the Weimar Republic, rejected the barbaric Nazi regime and continued his fight for justice in postwar Germany. Facing suspicion, even hostility, Fritz Bauer stayed true to his conviction that a democratic Germany could only have a future if it confronted its shameful past. His belief in justice and his quest for humanity inspire us, day by day, to stand up for human rights, to defend democratic values and to protect human dignity itself.” 

FASPE is also presenting Awards for Ethical Leadership to two other honorees this year. The global consulting and professional services firm Accenture is this year’s Corporate HonoreeIt is being recognized for its leadership in applying ethical principles to the development and use of artificial intelligence and other innovative 21st century technologies. Physician, researcher, author and 2012 FASPE Medical Fellow Dr. Dhruv Khullar will be named Distinguished FellowKhullar is being honored for his broad reach in bringing public awareness to key issues in medical ethics today through his writings and public appearances. 

About FASPE 

FASPE provides a unique historical lens to study contemporary ethics in the professions. Currently entering its tenth year of operations, FASPE’s Business, Journalism, Law, Medical and Seminary programs engage graduate students and early-career professionals in an intensive two-week study trip to Germany and Poland, where they explore contemporary ethical issues in their respective fields by first studying their professional counterparts in Europe during the period of 1933-1945. FASPE selects approximately 65-75 Fellows each year for its five programs through a competitive application process. It currently has over 500 alumni fellows, many of whom are emerging as leaders in their fields.  

Visit www.faspe-ethics.org/gala to learn more about the 2019Awards for Ethical Leadership and to purchase tickets. To learn more about FASPE, visit www.faspe-ethics.org 

FASPE is a New York non-profit corporation with tax qualification as a 501(c)(3) entity.