U.S. and East Asian Students, Time's Running Out. Enter Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Contest and Win a Trip to New York City; Deadline April 30

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U.S. and East Asian students, team up to enter this unusual contest, and win a trip to New York City.

Statue of Liberty, New York City. CREDIT: Ana Paula Hirama (CC)

Statue of Liberty, New York City. CREDIT: Ana Paula Hirama (CC)

What is the future of U.S.-Asia relations or of the United States and one of the Asian countries listed?

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its third Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.

The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources.

ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the future of U.S.-Asia relations or of the United States and one of the Asian countries listed below? Please use specific examples or stories as illustrations.

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student who is a citizen of one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

[FIND A PARTNER: If you need help finding a student partner for the contest, post an inquiry on the Trans-Pacific Contest Matchmaker page, or answer one of the existing requests.]

The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students only, and entries must be in English.

The entry can be either an essay or a video.

Essays should be written in op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers) with a length of 2,000-3,000 words. Videos should not exceed 10 minutes.

CONTEST DEADLINE: April 30, 2015.

HOW TO ENTER: For details, click on http://www.globalethicsnetwork.org/page/trans-pacific-2015.

CONTEST PRIZE: Contest winners will receive a free trip to New York City in autumn 2015 to participate in Carnegie Council's Fifth Global Ethics Network Annual Meeting.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914 and based in New York City, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world. For more information, go to http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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