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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

February 10 Lecture

Health & Well-Being featuring Abby Wambach
  • Check back on February 18 for the Essay Prompt
  • Submissions due by no later than March 4
  • Winners announced on March 10

March 10 Lecture

National Security Program featuring H.R. McMaster and Mary Louise Kelly
  • Check back on March 18 for the Essay Prompt
  • Submissions due by no later than April 1
  • Winners announced on April 6

April 6 Lecture

Civil Discourse and Debate featuring Robert Reich and Karl Rove
  • Check back on April 13 for the Essay Prompt
  • Submission due by no later than April 27
  • Winners announced on May 4