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IAI University of Turin Essay Prize 2021

2021 - current

Launched by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) – in the framework of its strategic partnership with the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation – together with the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Turin, the Scuola di Studi Superiori "Ferdinando Rossi" and the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, the initiative consists of an essay contest aimed at young students aged 32 or younger and enrolled at the University of Turin. The contest asks students to reflect on issues of relevance for Italian foreign policy through the composition of a short essay. By engaging with new generations, the initiative seeks to promote new thinking on key aspects of Italian foreign policy while stimulating public debate. Five essays will be selected by a committee composed of IAI researchers and professors from the University of Turin. Winning candidates will receive a prize during a ceremony in December 2021 and have their essays published in the IAI Commentaries series and as chapters in an e-book published by IAI "Italy's Foreign Policy" programme.

Winning essays
1° prize: Chiara Grazia Valenzano, Mediterranean Equilibria: Italian-Turkish Balancing and Competition over Libya
2° prize: Amal Sadki, Arms, Human Rights and Geopolitical Interest: Reflections on Italian Defence Exports
3° prize: Tiziano Girardi, Broadening the Frame: Italian Tokenism on Israel/Palestine
4° prize: Alessandro Berti, Re-Discovering Italy’s Mediterranean Vocation
5° prize: Xixi Hong, Italy Changes Track: From the Belt and Road to (Re)Alignment with Washington

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