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Video Instructions

  • Film a video of yourself responding to the essay prompt – limited to 2 or 3 minutes (on a cell phone or computer, filmed horizontally, speaking clearly)
  • Complete the information required and provide link to your video prior to the deadline provided for each lecture

Written Essay Instructions

  • Write 250-500 words and copy text directly into submission form
  • Complete the information required prior to the deadline provided for each lecture

Important Essay Competition Dates

January 23 Lecture: Social Justice

Maria Ressa, 2021 Noble Prize Peace Winner
  • Check back on January 27 for essay prompt
  • Submissions due no later than February 10
  • Winners announced on February 16

March 8 Lecture: Civil Discourse and Debate

Dr. Arthur Laffer, Economist, Medal of Freedom Recipient, Reagan Advisor; Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Economist and Bestselling Author; Moderated by Rana Foroohar, Global Economic Analyst and Financial Times Columnist
  • Check back on March 14 for the essay prompt
  • Submissions due no later than March 31
  • Winners announced on April 7