Teen Writing Competition

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I know this one has a March deadline but it’s awesome competition so why not get a head start? 

You could win a trip to Washington DC, $2,500 in cash and full scholarship for a Semester at sea. You’ll have an educational experience abroad a boat and travel around the world. I know this sounds fishy but I actually know someone who did a semester at sea while in college and she traveled around the world while still attending college. 

Why Diplomacy and Peacebuilding Matter

The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world—from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. 

In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases—one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:

 

  • What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table? What peacebuilding tools were employed? Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
  • How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
  • What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?

Go to http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest for more information

 

March 15, 2019 deadline.

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