Essay Submission Deadline: 31st December, 2016
About Contest: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its eighth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world. This essay competition is open to both teachers and students anywhere in the world. All students, from high/secondary school students, undergraduate through to graduate students, are eligible.
Essay Topic: Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today’s globalized world?
Nationalism as used here is a broad term and can be viewed in terms of patriotism, economic nationalism, national identity that holds a diverse country together, nativism, a movement that ideologically separates a nation from a supranational organization, or any other logical way you think fit, as long as you define it clearly.
Some suggested areas of focus:
- The growing, weakening, or lack of nationalism in a specific country and its effect on ethical choices made by leaders.
- A comparison of nationalism of two or more countries and how it affects their people, economy, etc.
- An analysis of nationalism in a specific country in the past and today. Has nationalism in this country changed over the years and is it for better or worse? Why?
- Who does nationalism benefit in a specific country? The leaders, elites, middle class, or the poor? Why? Is this fair?
- How does nationalism relate to globalization? Are the two mutually exclusive? Do they have a cause-effect relationship?
You are not limited to the suggested areas of focus but your paper must answer the question stated in the essay topic.
Essay Winners’ Prizes
1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate
2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate
All winners also receive a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader
Style: “Op-ed” style (not academic, foot-noted papers)
Your essay should contain 1,000 to 1,500 words in English language entries only.
Format: Word document, or email.
How to Enter for Essay Competition
This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.
All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible.
All students, from high school students through to graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.
Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome.
How to Submit Essay
Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website: www.globalethicsnetwork.org.
2. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #essaycontest2016.
3. Please include the following:
* Your full name.
* The name of your school.
* Indicate whether you are a teacher or a student, and at what level (high school, undergraduate, graduate).
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (www.carnegiecouncil.org), established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.
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