Essay Lovers Unite!

Most of us don’t write essays for fun. I made my own almond milk last night, that was fun (really, you should never buy almond milk again)!  For IR students though, essay writing is how you spend your Friday nights!

Foreign Policy Magazine is hosting an essay contest for students like you! Learn more about the contest here.

Essay Topic:
We are witnessing a profound demographic change: The world’s population of people 60 years of age and older has doubled since 1980 and is forecast to reach 2 billion by 2050. This has the potential to dramatically reshape every aspect of the global community, from health to employment, and economics to technology. From your perspective, what is the greatest opportunity presented by the aging trend, and why?

If you want some sources for the essay question, I highly recommend you look at the work of the Pardee Center at the Josef Korbel School. This essay question is essentially what they research. Check them out and submit a great essay!

Good luck,

Brad Miller

Director of Admissions


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