2017-18: David Olin, "The Spirit and the Machine", Nicholas Pingitore, "Wandering with Walden", Evan Schwartz, "Arguments for Disobeying Trump's order for a Preemptive Nuclear Strike: Echoes from the Nuremberg Tribunal", Talia Wenger, "How Artificial Intelligence Re-Ignites the Human Spirit" ($2000 each) 2016-17: Alexander Casendio, "Is democracy in general, as a form of government, currently broken on an international basis? Is this only a national trend, or is it an issue internationally?
"; Daniel Rosenthal,"What are the reasons for the cultural and political polarizations in the U. "; Thomas Lee Kadie,"The Licensing of Right-Wing Populism" 2015-16: 1st prize: Liya Nahusenay, "Islamophobia: A Detrimental Misnomer"; Neel Somani, "Contemporary Stereotyping: Exploring the Seduction of Bias"; 2nd prize: Nina Djukic, "A Rare Drought Rain"; Suleman Khan, "The Government That Cried Wolf: Refugees and National Security"; Olivia Maigret.
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Ne MLA awards an annual prize to the best graduate student paper presented at any of the sessions of the previous three conventions. Prize-winning essays will automatically be considered for publication by Modern Language Studies; all essays are subject to MLS’s double-blind review.
A $2,000 prize is awarded to students who submit winning essays on one of seven topics related to humanistic values. The Leslie Lipson Program is endowed in memory of Professor Leslie Lipson, who taught political theory and comparative government at Berkeley for 33 years.
As a professor, Lipson's first love was the undergraduate curriculum, and undergraduate students twice selected him as the best teacher in the Department of Political Science.In addition to awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, we highly commended a fourth essay.All these essays may be read by clicking on the essay titles.Essays will be reviewed by the Lipson Committee, and the committee may award up to five prizes for winning essays. Submissions need to be hand-delivered to the Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes, and Honors Office, 210 Sproul Hall, no later than Monday, April 1st at 4 p.m.Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.Berkeley honored Lipson in 1980 with the Berkeley Citation, for individuals of extraordinary achievement in their field who have given outstanding service to the campus.Lipson's books include in which he analyzed the historical developments in world civilizations that have resulted in both better and worse ethical choices.They will also be awarded one year's free membership of Philsoc and their essays will be published here on the Philsoc website.Essays winning a First Prize will also appear in Philsoc's annual Review. The deadline for submission for each editorial year is 31 August.Philsoc instituted this essay competition in the Hilary term 2012.