Carnegie Council Announces Winners of Its International Student/Teacher Competition, "Making a Difference"

Feb 08, 2012, 12:37 ET from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2011 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition, "Making a Difference."

The essay question was: What does sustainability mean to you?

And the winners are…

First Prize: Akrish Adhikari, age 16, Rato Bangala School, Lalitpur, Nepal

First Prize: Anil Sebastian Pulickel, age 20, National Law School of India, Bangalore, India

Second Prize: William Lord, age 19, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Third Prize:  Pratik Mishra, age 19, and Abdullah A. Rahman, age 21 (joint essay), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra, India   

First Prize: Chenaz Seelarbokus, assistant professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA  

Second Prize: Emily Beth Rothenberg, MA candidate, The New School, New York, NY


HIGH SCHOOL: Daniel (Hwasung) Yoo, age 15, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, Virginia

UNDERGRADUATE: Joy Muthanje Mwaniki, age 19, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya

To read these essays, go to

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 very high and our Carnegie Council judges found it quite difficult to choose the winners. In total we received 81 entries from 25 countries. The youngest contestants were 14 and the oldest was 74.

This contest was part of the Council's third annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH. For resources produced by this initiative, go to     

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.




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