The American Academy of Diplomacy is pleased to announce the 2009 Leonard Marks Foundation Essay Contest for Creative Thought and Writing on American Foreign Policy.
The contest is open to any American citizen who is enrolled during the Spring Semester of 2009 either as an undergraduate degree student majoring in a field related to international affairs or as a graduate student in an advanced degree program related to international affairs. Participants in the contest must submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on any one of the five current challenges for American diplomacy listed on the Academy’s website (http://www.academyofdiplomacy.org/programs/marks.html), and propose a policy course to address that challenge over the next one to three years.
Two prizes will be awarded this year; the first prize winner will be awarded $8,000 and the second prize winner will be awarded $5,000.
The deadline for submission is June 9, 2009. For essay topics, submission procedures, and essays of previous winners, please visit: http://www.academyofdiplomacy.org/programs/marks.html.
The Academy believes this is a wonderful opportunity for students of international affairs to express their policy interests in the form of practical recommendations on foreign policy challenges today. We would be grateful if you could circulate this to students and faculty.
If you have any questions, please contact the Academy’s Program Director Yvonne Siu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-331-3721.