We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Korea Times-APLN Essay Contest for graduate and undergraduate students, supported by the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on the theme of “Youth, Disarmament, and Peace in the Asia-Pacific Region,” contestants were asked to write on international nuclear governance and emerging nuclear trends.
On 26 November, the winners attended an award ceremony both online and offline at The Korea Times office in Seoul. APLN Vice-Chair Chung-in Moon delivered congratulatory remarks and presented the awards, and APLN Senior Research Adviser Tanya Ogilvie-White delivered remarks on behalf of the judging committee.
Read the winning essays here:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award:
“Communicating peace – how a reengagement with the Cold War’s first confidence building measure can pave the way for a denuclearised Asia-Pacific”
Philip Chennery, graduate student at the SOAS University of London
The Korea Times Award:
“The AUKUS nuclear submarine deal: evident harms and future-proof solutions”
Lee Sang-ou, undergraduate student at the Korea National Open University
The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network Award:
“The Ethical Dilemma of Nuclear Weapons: Hegemony, Security Dilemma and continued Stalemate”
Miriam Astrid Machado Rieback, graduate student at the Korea University
Lee Yoon-ki from Hanyang University
Jamie Withorne from University of Oslo
Dustin Edward Hinkley from American University