AHA Board of Directors Revokes Lawrence Krauss Humanist of the Year Award
For Immediate Release
Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, D.C., October 25, 2018) – Since its initial action on the matter, the board of directors of the American Humanist Association (AHA) has been closely following the allegations of sexual misconduct made against Lawrence Krauss and the consequent process undertaken by his employer, Arizona State University. The Humanist of the Year Award, established in 1953 and conferred annually by the AHA, is at its core a recognition of the awardee as an exemplar of humanist values. The AHA board has concluded that the documents recently made public by ASU, at the end of their process, substantively and reliably establish that Krauss is undeserving of such recognition. The board has consequently voted to withdraw, effective immediately, all recognition accorded to Krauss by the AHA, and specifically the award of Humanist of the Year 2015.
The board reaffirms its unwavering support for all survivors of sexual assault and harassment of any kind and pledges to continue to act decisively and fairly in the future on any allegations regarding individuals connected to the AHA.