2007 Essay Contest
What is Globalization?
In light of the theme of this year’s festival, “Global Exchange: Trade, Rights and Welfare in a New World Economy”, the International Festival Committee presents an opportunity for Carnegie Mellon students to address ‘Globalization,’ and an aspect of it that they find particularly intriguing.
Write an essay in which you first indicate your understanding of the term "globalization." Then, examine one aspect of "globalization", since the 1970s, that has affected people in the United States and their relations to people in countries elsewhere.
The essay should be 3-5 pages (1,500-3,000 words) long and include a minimum of three cited sources.
Faculty members from the departments of History, Social Decision Sciences, Business and English will be evaluating the essays based on content, style, and level of engagement.
First place winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to Whole Foods. Second place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade handicraft store located in Squirrel Hill. Third place winners will receive a copy of The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman, the keynote speaker at the International Festival.
Winning submissions will be published in a booklet that will be handed out at the International Festival welcome table and featured on our website. Winners will be invited to present their work at a session of the International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3. Details about this will be forthcoming.
Please return all submissions attached with the completed application form by 5pm on Monday, October 15, 2007. They can be submitted either by bringing them to the Office of Student Affairs (Warner Hall, 3rd floor) and depositing them in the box marked “Essay Contest Submissions” or by emailing them to Justine Lee at email@example.com.