(Washington, D.C.) Kathi Lynn Austin garnered the highest number of votes in an online poll to determine the “2011 Arms Control Persons of the Year.” Nine other individuals and institutions were nominated by the staff of the Arms Control Association for their achievements and contributions.   “It is an honor to be voted the ’2011 Arms Control Person of the Year.’ I hope this award will help galvanize the action needed to achieve a powerful Arms Trade Treaty in 2012 that will save innocent lives,” said Ms. Austin. “This is the best opportunity we have to once and for all establish an international regulatory regime for arms dealers and ensure greater law enforcement for violators of international law.”   Arms Control Association official announcement and complete list of nominees: read more