The 2017 Nextgen Essay Contest Winners

The EastWest Institute (EWI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Nextgen Essay Contest, which generated entries from around the world.

Participants submitted their essays to examine and recommend viable ideas to address challenging issues facing the world today. Based on the results from our three esteemed judges, these three winning essays prove to be well-argued, creative and viable.

Congratulations to:

First Place

“Tackling the Underrepresentation of Women” by Kasey Robinson

Second Place

“Participation, Policy, and Technology: The Changing Face of Millennial Engagement in Politics” by Haley Silverstein

Third Place

“CRISPR-Cas9: Are We Entering a Genetic Revolution?” by Artemis Tapliga

Check out the complete list of finalists and their essays, here.