Winners of the 2017 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest on the World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2017 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest.

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

The five winning essays address sexual exploitation, geoengineering, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and the universal right to education. There were no winners in the graduate/teacher category this year. 

Thank you to all those who submitted essays. We received entries from 31 countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe.

And the winners are:

HIGH SCHOOL

First Prize
Sexual Exploitation: The Dynamics of Gender and Power
Katherine Yoon, age 16, Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS), South Korea

Second Prize
International Regulation of Genetic Engineering: Ethical Considerat...
Soo Hyun Kim
, age 18, St. Paul's School, New Hampshire, USA

Third Prize
Education: A Last Chance
Andrew Sunghyun Yoon, age 15, Seoul International School (SIS), South Korea


UNDERGRADUATE

Joint First Prize
Errors of Omission, Commission, and Emission: Moral Culpability in ...
Katherine Culbertson, age 21, Harvard College, Massachusetts, USA

Joint First Prize
Artificial Intelligence's Ethical Challenges
Lily Zacharias, age 21, Bard College, New York, USA

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