Ethical Challenges in Trans-Pacific Relations: Twelve Best Contest Essays

Sep 4, 2013

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this pioneering contest, Carnegie Council challenged American and East Asian students to partner together and submit a joint essay or video to answer this question—whether about U.S.-Asia relations in general, or U.S. relations with a particular East Asian country.

The winning essay by Robert D. O'Brien and Shiran Shen is entitled "The U.S., China, and Cybersecurity: The Ethical Underpinnings of a Controversial Geopolitical Issue." Ms. Shen is a Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford University and Mr. O'Brien is a Ph.D. Candidate at Oxford University. Their prize is a trip to New York city to attend Carnegie Council's annual Global Ethics Fellows meeting.

Carnegie Council has published a booklet containing the 12 best essays. You may download it as a PDF (see below). The authors come from Cambodia, China, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.

This contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial.

Enter the next Trans-Pacific Contest! The deadline is April 30, 2014.

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