Winners of Carnegie Council's International Student Essay Contest 2019 - Internet Responsibility

Jan 31, 2020

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the winners of its 2019 International Student Essay Contest.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?

Students thoughtfully approached this topic, looking at the question from philosophical, political, and ethical perspectives. They considered human rights and free expression in their arguments, while also taking into account real-world policy considerations and economic implications. They contemplated their own use of the Internet and practically examined the consequences of regulation, or not, on a global scale.

Thank you to all who submitted essays. We received entries from students across the globe with representation from: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe.

And the winners are:

High School Category

First PrizeBig Data, Surveillance, and the Tradeoffs of Internet RegulationSeungki Kim, BC Collegiate School, South Korea

Second PrizeInternet Regulation: The Responsibility of the PeopleJustin Oh, Chadwick International School, South Korea

Third PrizeInternet Regulations Are the Superbugs of SpeechJennifer Baek, Jericho High School, USA

Undergraduate Category

First PrizeIF Internet — THEN Free Evgeny Nedoborskiy, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Second PrizeSharing is Caring: Governing the InternetSasa Jovanovic, Bowdoin College, USA

Third PrizeGlobal Internet, Global RegulationsZahra Niazi, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan

Graduate Category

First PrizeCompromising on Censorship? The Case for a Bilateral Agreement Over the InternetRomain Forestier, Sciences Po, France and Università Bocconi, Italy

Second PrizeIn Favor of the Public Interest: Social Media Should be RegulatedMargarita Valkovskaya, Syracuse University, USA

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