Winners of the 2014 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Imagining a Better Future"

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2014 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition.

The essay question was: What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place?

And the winners are:

HIGH SCHOOL

Joint First Prize
Why Korean Unification Is Not a Selfish Wish
Eunice Yoona Lee, age 17, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, South Korea
and 
Imagining a Better Future: Trust in Our Protectors
Angela Yoon, age 16, Seoul International School, South Korea

Second Prize
Peace

Cadel Watson, age 16, Castlemaine Secondary College, Australia

Third Prize
Hopes for the Next Century: Religious Tolerance

Kavya Deshpande, age 15, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

Honorable Mention
The Inconspicuous yet Vital Challenge of the 21st Century
Liam Dalton, Rye Country Day School, USA 
and
Imagining a Better Future: Sustainable Energy Around the World 
Twelfth-grade students Ahmed Mohamed Qaalib, Mustafe Mohamed Ibrahim, Hamze Faisal Abdi, and Ubah Abdi Ali, and teacher Sarah Brinn Smith, Abaarso School of Science and Technology, Somaliland, Somalia


UNDERGRADUATE

Joint Second prize
What's Needed Is the Emergence of a New Mind-Set

Ademola Adekunbi, age 19, law student, the University of Ilorin, Nigeria
and 
"Acta Non Verba"(Deeds Not Words)
Joshua M. Asaro, age 22, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, USA

Honorable Mention
It's Time to Dethrone the GDP 
Bochen Han, second-year undergraduate, Duke University, USA


The winners receive Amazon gift certificates and a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay. The quality was high and we enjoyed reading them!

You can read all the essays on Carnegie Council's social media site, Global Ethics Network. They are posted here. In total we received 173 entries from 38 countries.

Here is the country list in alphabetical order:

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

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