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Kennan Forum - Kennan Forum Issue Brief Competition

Scope of Contest: The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for International Education (CIE) invites graduate students in Political Science, International Politics, Peace Studies, Communication, Journalism and related fields to compete in a scholarly writing contest. 
Contestants will propose to write an “Issue Brief” that addresses “The U.S. and the Changing Global Order” the theme of the IWA’s annual George F. Kennan Forum on International Issues. The author of the winning proposal will draft a 10-15 brief that will be published electronically and distributed in printed form to participants at the April 2, 2009 Kennan Forum.   The contest winner will receive VIP tickets to the Kennan Forum and will be formally honored on the Forum stage. The contest winner will also receive $250. 
The Issue Brief’s Purpose and Audience:
The Issue Brief will constitute an integral part of the Kennan Forum. It is intended to give participants balanced background information and a critical analysis of the issues for community and classroom discussions.   The brief’s intended audience includes IWA members, students, and the general public.  No formal presentation of the Issue Brief by its author will be required. 
Contest participants are strongly encouraged to draw upon their existing scholarly research and writing projects.

About the Forum:
The George F. Kennan Forum is the centerpiece of IWA’s annual public programming and a major world affairs event in the Midwest. The Forum will be broadcast live via the internet and on Wisconsin Public Radio from the historic Pabst Theater. The event will also be taped and rebroadcast on Milwaukee Public Television and possibly wider. The Forum and the Issue Brief reach literally thousands of people through the various media. 
Proposal guidelines/information:
·         Abstract 250 words or less
·         December 5, 2008 is the submission deadline for proposals
·         Please submit proposal electronically via e-mail or by U.S. mail to:
                Susan Yelich Biniecki, Assistant Director
                Institute of World Affairs, Center for International Education
                University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
                P.O. Box 413, Garland Hall 115
               Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA     
                Office Phone: 414 229-3223
·         Three scholars at the Center for International Education will review all proposals
·         Contests participants will be notified of status of proposal by December 12, 2008
·         Upon acceptance of proposal, Issue Brief due by January 30, 2009
·         Length of Issue Brief: 10 – 15 (double spaced pages in 12 pt. Times New Roman font)
Selection Process:
Criteria for selection of the proposal will be weighed heavily on the degree of relevance to the George F. Kennan Forum theme, critical analysis, and accessibility to the targeted audiences.
Please include the following information in your proposal:
·         Your Name
·         Institution
·         Address
·         Telephone
·         E-mail
·         Abstract

December 5, 2008

Basic Members: $0
Premium & Above Members: $0
Non-Members: $0
Students: $0