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Maxim Institute wins international award

28 April 2005

Maxim Institute wins international think-tank awards

The Maxim Institute, a New Zealand think-tank has won two international awards from the United Stated based Atlas Foundation. “Maxim is delighted to be recognised by the two awards, one for Social Entrepreneurship and the other for Institute Excellence,” says Maxim’s Managing Director Greg Fleming.

The Templeton Prizes awarded by the Atlas Foundation are made to organisations that contribute to the protection and growth of freedom around the world. The prizes are worth $US 5,000 and $US 10,000 respectively.

“It is an honour to be awarded these prizes which reflect the hard work of the Maxim team and the contribution that we have made to public policy debate. As an award winner we are amongst prestigious company, so it is a tremendous boost.”

Maxim Institute is a charitable trust funded by donations, so we are grateful for international recognition of our work and for the prize money.

The marketplace of ideas is increasingly global and few countries operate in isolation. Contributing to the policy debate internationally is a definite goal of Maxim’s and we are delighted that this has been reflected in the awards,” says Mr Fleming.

“As important contributors to civil society, think-tanks have a strategic role to play in encouraging democratic accountability and robust public debate. We are privileged to be recognised as an organisation that contributes to New Zealand in this way,” says Greg Fleming.

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