Gulen Institute Youth Platform 2015
“Are Citizens of the World Succeeding in Lessening Global Poverty?”
Poverty entails limitations upon populations in education, finance, human potential, substance and shelter, gender class differences, all limitations that tax food sources, curtailing the potential of the cultures' youth, loss of capital in maintenance and little for developing sustainable of wealth.
Ending global poverty constitutes a major goal of humanity. There have been many innovative proposals and projects implemented to achieve this goal, several ways of measuring the results of innovative efforts, and considerable publicity to disseminate the results of the effective innovations.
In a well-written essay, not to exceed 2000 words, discuss one of the following concerns:
1. Discuss a novel innovative proposal to combat poverty. Elaborate how feasible is its implementation, how measurable its outcomes, and promise for replicability in any region.
2. Discuss some innovative practices that have been particularly effective in reducing or eliminating poverty in some regions. Do they show any promise as a model for implementation elsewhere? Are they promising on a global scale?
3. Some means to innovate projects for lessening poverty impinge upon cultural practices, rights of either men or women, and may be considered contrary to one's dignity. Can these limitations be overlooked in the interests of the greater good? Why or why not?
4. Both governmental and private funding has resulted in lessening poverty. Select an example of either to discuss the better approach, keeping in mind accountability and adaptability to any global setting.
5. Consider an acknowledgedly successful innovation to lessen poverty in a particular region to explore to what extent it can be customized for another setting? For the entire international scene?
6. Identify an example of an effective innovation to decrease poverty that utilized social means within a culture, without intrusions from NGOs or the UN. Why or why isn't this example promising for all regions?
Address ONLY ONE of the preceding questions in an essay of approximately 2000 words.
Include in your discussion, implicitly or explicitly, why you have chosen it. Explain how you see the question as it relates to your own nation and contrast your nation’s policies with at least those of one other. In final draft, establish a distinct voice.
Be sure to cite any relevant research in your responses.
Essays must/must be
• written in English;
• original, unpublished, and written entirely by student;
• contain student’s original opinions and recommendations based on research;
• at least 1,500 words in length but no more than 2,000 (Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count);
• typed, double-spaced with margins: left: 1.5", right: 1", top: 1", bottom: 1", page-numbered;
• include a bibliography; and
• comply with standards regarding citations and bibliography.
Please identify your first language, as papers are ranked in three categories.