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2020-06-08 00:00:01

Still Time to Enter Lamers Peace Prize Essay Contest to Win 1000 Eur

July 10th, 2020, is the deadline for MRU students to submit essays on Baltic States NATO membership to win the Dr. Karl. A. Lamers Peace Prize. First place winner will receive 1000 Eur 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 and an honorary professor of MRU.

Celebrating Dr. Lamers' commitment to security issues and work in the security area, the first Peace Prize Competition was launched last year.

This year, in the second Peace Prize contest, students must write an essay on the topic:
In 2020, NATO is facing three major challenges: Great Power rivalry, international terrorism and humanitarian crises. Which priorities should the Alliance set from the perspective of the Baltic states?

The contest began February 10th, 2020, the day of the announcement of the competition. Deadline is July 10th, 2020. Essays should -be written in English and not exceed 3000 words. Harvard style of referencing and literature list is recommended.

All MRU students enrolled by February 10th, 2020 – the day when competition was announced - in Bachelor ‘s and Master's study degree programmes, as well as all Erasmus and international exchange students, are qualified to take part.

Any questions on the competition should be sent to Virgis Valentinavicius, MRU’s coordinator of the Competition, at