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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Student Essay Contest 2017

Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. 

Application Deadline: 10th November, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: In the 2017 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate’s essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Essay Topic: Does populism pose a threat to the international order? Why or why not, and what can be done about it?

Offered Since: 2010

Type: Contest


  • Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2017.
  • Only one essay is allowed per participant.
  • Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter

Number of Awardees: 1

Value of Contest: Not stated

How to Apply: Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

Submit your essay here.

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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