2016 National High School Essay Contest
USIP is proud to partner with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) on the annual National High School Essay Contest for 2015-2016. The contest will engage high school students in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict. The 2015-16 contest theme, "Building Peace through Diplomacy," challenges students to identify a current threat to U.S. interests abroad and to research and present options via which Foreign Service officers can respond.