Winners of the 2011 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Making a Difference"

Feb 7, 2012

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2011 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition, "Making a Difference." The essay question was:

What does sustainability mean to you?

And the winners are… HIGH SCHOOL First Prize: Akrish Adhikari, age 16, Rato Bangala School, Lalitpur, Nepal UNDERGRADUATE First Prize: Anil Sebastian Pulickel, age 20, National Law School of India, Bangalore, India Click here to read this essay

Second Prize: William Lord, age 19, University of St Andrews, Scotland Click here to read this essay Third Prize: Pratik Mishra, age 19, and Abdullah A. Rahman, age 21 (joint essay), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra, India Click here to read this essay

POST-GRADUATES AND TEACHERS First Prize: Chenaz Seelarbokus, assistant professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA Click here to to read this essay Second Prize: Emily Rothenberg, MA candidate, The New School, New York, NY Click here to read this essay HONORABLE MENTIONS HIGH SCHOOL: Daniel Yoo, age 15, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, Virginia Click here to read this essay UNDERGRADUATE: Joy Muthanje Mwaniki, age 19, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya Click here to read this essay

The winners receive Amazon gift certificates and a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader. Honorable mentions also receive a copy of the book. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay. The quality was very high and our Carnegie Council judges found it quite difficult to choose the winners. In total we received 81 entries from 25 countries (plus some foreign nationals living in the U.S.). The youngest contestants were 14 and the oldest was 74.

Here is the country list in alphabetical order:

Afghanistan, Australia, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Serbia, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

This contest was part of the Council's third annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH Click here for resources.

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