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The Center is accepting nominations for the best undergraduate essay in world history and global affairs, 2023-24. This is the second year for what will become the Center’s annually awarded essay prize. We are looking for papers that are well-written and researched, grapple with global issues or questions, and represent a sophisticated grasp of the material. We are looking especially for work that bridges theory and practice in the humanities and social sciences to deepen policy-oriented expertise and encourage global public engagement.

The winner will receive $500 and will be featured on the Center’s website. Please consider nominating an undergraduate who – over the course of the 2023-24 academic year – wrote an exceptional essay. Nominations for this prize are due by May 6, 2024. Please send nominations directly to Diana Atoui at Along with your nomination letter, the student (or professor) will need to submit their original paper.