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2019-06-10 00:00:01

Dr. Lamers Peace Prize Essay Contest Extended to July

July 10th, 2019, is the new and final deadline to submit essays for the Karl A. Lamers Essay Contest, organisers announced.

Contest organisers are grateful to all students who already submitted their essays by the previous deadline of June 10th, 2019.

Organizers, in full agreement with Karl A. Lamers, took the decision to extend the contest by one month and the new deadline now is July 10th, 2019.

International Erasmus and exchange students are invited to take part. Due to complaints by some Lithuanian students that they are too busy with exams to meet the old deadline in time, the contest deadline has been extended.

Thus July 10th is the new and final deadline for MRU students and international students, who are studying at MRU in 2019 spring semester to submit essays on Baltic States NATO membership to win the Dr. Karl. A. Lamers Peace Prize.

The first place winner will receive a 1000 Euro prize. The runner-up will receive 600 Eur. A 3rd-place winner will be awarded 400 Eur.

Dr. Lamers is a long-time member of the German Bundestag and the former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Dr. Lamers is also an honorary doctor of MRU.

Celebrating Dr. Lamers' commitment to security issues and work in the security area, the Peace Prize Competition has been launched bearing his name.

Students must write an essay on the topic offered by Karl A. Lamers: 15 Years of NATO Membership of the Baltic States - What Role Does Trust Play Amongst the Members of the Alliance?

The competition started on April 10th, 2019, the day of the announcement.

Now all MRU students enrolled in BA and Master's study degree programs and all Erasmus and exchange students are qualified to take part.

Essays must be submitted to the Center of Academic Affairs (Akademinių reikalų centras):

On May 28th, 2019, Dr. Lamers paid a visit to MRU as a key-note speaker on regional security issues in the public discussion “Dr. Lamers NATO Hearings."

(Info supplied by MRU Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virgis Valentinavičius, Dean of MRU's Institute of Communication)