2006 Juliet Hollister Awards Ceremony Honoree
Daniel Pearl’s life and work as a gifted writer and journalist was cut short by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. While millions mourned the death of the Wall Street Journal reporter, those who knew him grieved the loss of a truly exceptional man whose joy of life and love of humanity knew no boundaries and built lasting friendships. Music was an essential part of Danny’s form of expression as a classical violinist in his early years and later mastering the electric violin, fiddle and mandolin. Danny graduated from Stanford University in 1985 with Phi Beta Kappa honors and joined the Wall Street Journal in 1990. He was covering the “War on Terorism” as the Journal’s South Asia bureau chief in Bombay, occasionally venturing into Pakistan where he was abducted. The search for Danny has been poignantly depicted by his wife, Marianne, in her book, A Mighty Heart.
The Award was accepted by Danny’s father Dr. Judea Pearl, Co-Founder of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, dedicated to carry on his legacy.