October 16, 2008 Amb. Kenneth Quinn
In October 2008, Senators George McGovern and Robert Dole were presented the World Food Prize at the Laureate Award Ceremony held in the Iowa State Capitol. Ambassador Quinn served as the Master of Ceremonies for the ceremony, which was televised live on Iowa Public Television. He also joined with World Food Prize Chairman, John Ruan III in presenting the Laureate Sculptures to the two recipients. Monica Yunus, the star performer at the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York and the daughter of laureate, Muhammad Yunus, performed during the ceremony. A special award presentation was given for two Borlaug-Ruan International Interns. John Ruan IV and Rachel Ruan McLean presented those awards.