Kenneth Quinn: From Cambodia’s ‘killing fields’ to Iowa’s Field of Dreams

World Food Prize president reflects on 'very unusual' career.

For many, a trip to the House of Lords in London to be honored with a rarely given international humanitarian award for working to prevent genocide would be the culmination of a career.

But for Kenneth Quinn, 76, being only the second person bestowed with the Steven Krulis Champion of Humanity Distinguished Service Award presented by the Aegis Trust of Great Britain took a back seat to being honored in 2014 as the 23rd recipient of the Iowa Award.

The state’s highest citizen honor was established in 1948, and Quinn described earning it as “the pinnacle of recognition.”

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