Daisy Alliance Announces Student Scholarship/Essay Contest

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Daisy Alliance is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Student Scholarship/Essay Contest, “South Asia at a Tipping Point.” It is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students. Cash prizes are awarded to students with the best original papers: $1000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place.

“Many international relations and security experts argue that South Asia poses the gravest threat to peace and security in the world today."

Daisy Alliance is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Student Scholarship/Essay Contest, “South Asia at a Tipping Point.” This year’s essay topic explores the mechanisms that contribute to regional instability in South Asia, including hostilities between India and Pakistan, the possession of nuclear weapons, the war in Afghanistan, the combination of weak political institutions and an assertive military in Pakistan.

“The question of South Asia is timely,” said Bruce Roth, Executive Director of Daisy Alliance and author of the book, No Time To Kill. “Many international relations and security experts argue that South Asia poses the gravest threat to peace and security in the world today. Both India and Pakistan maintain nuclear capabilities that remain outside the global nuclear arms control framework, and the history of conflict between the two countries suggests the possibility of a regional nuclear war.”

The annual essay contest is an excellent opportunity for young scholars to engage in research on the most serious threats that exist in the world today. It is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students. Cash prizes are awarded to students with the best original papers: $1000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place.

For additional information and eligibility requirements on the contest, contact Holly Lindamood, Daisy Alliance Program Director, holly(at)daisyalliance(dot)org. Visit this web page to see previous Daisy Alliance Student Scholarship/Essay Contest topics and winners.

ABOUT DAISY ALLIANCE—Founded in 2006 by Bruce Roth, Daisy Alliance is a peace organization dedicated to improving domestic and international security through the elimination of nuclear weapons. Daisy Alliance is committed to raising public awareness about the threat nuclear weapons pose to civilization and to developing the necessary political will to reduce this grave threat. The inspiration for the name Daisy Alliance came from the 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson presidential television campaign ad.

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